317 Stranded Nigerians In UK Arrive In Abuja

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The Nigerian government has evacuated 317 more citizens, including nine infacts, stranded in the United Kingdom as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This was announced on Sunday by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) via its Twitter handle.

NIDCOM explained that the Air peace flight got to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at about 9:50pm, however there were delays before the plane took off.

 

The tweet says,

“317 Nigerians including 9 infants arrives Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 9:50pm local time via Air Peace flight P47801 from Heathrow @HeathrowAirport London, today, Sunday, 28th June, 2020 after some delay before takeoff.”

“175 passengers will disembark in Abuja while 142 will proceed to Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos.”

“All Evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 and will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by @NCDCgov, @Fmohnigeria and PTF on #COVID-19.”

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