167 Stranded Nigerians Evacuated From South Africa by FG


One hundred and sixty seven Nigerians stranded in South Africa have returned to the country on Thursday. They arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja from Johannesburg via an Air Peace flight at about 9:10 pm local time .


According to a tweet from the official handle of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), all the evacuees had tested negative to coronavirus, however they will be undergoing the mandatory 14-day self-isolation according to guidelines from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).


The tweet says,

“167 Nigerians stranded in South Africa have arrived Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport at exactly 9:10 pm Local time on Air Peace flight 5N-BVE from Johannesburg,”

“The 167 evacuees ALL TESTED NEGATIVE before being EVACUATED. They will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by the NCDC, the Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.”

“45 evacuees disembarked Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and at about 9:50 pm the plane left for Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos with 122 evacuees.”

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