Another 212 stranded Nigerians arrive from Egypt
Another batch of 212 Nigerians stranded in Egypt arrived in the country on Friday.
According to a tweet by the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at exactly 1350 hours on Friday.
The latest evacuation brings to about 7,000 the number of Nigerians that have been successfully
brought back home under the emergency arrangement since the global lockdown
in March as part of the measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19.
Two batches of evacuees – 156 from the Niger Republic and 98 had arrived in the country on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
According to the tweet, the latest evacuees arrived at the Federal Capital via Egypt Air.
The tweet reads,
“EGYPTAIR conveying 212 Stranded Nigerians arrive
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at exactly 1350HRS today 31st of July, 2020.
“All Evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 before boarding
and will now proceed on a 14-day SELF-ISOLATION as mandated PTF on #COVID-19.”