269 Stranded Nigerians in India land Nigeria
The Federal Government has partnered with Air Peace to evacuate Nigerians trapped in India as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In the latest development, a new set of 269 stranded Nigerians arrived in the country from India in the early hours of Saturday.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) announced the arrival of the returnees on its Twitter handle.
NIDCOM said that out of the 269 Stranded Nigerians in India that returned to Nigeria, 103 landed in Lagos.
Meanwhile, 166 were taken to Abuja at about 2am, after a few hours of delay.
The Commission noted that all evacuees have embarked on compulsory 14 days SELF-ISOLATION according to the new Protocol by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19.
“All tested negative before boarding and are to be re-tested within 72 hours at a Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) designated testing center,” the Commission stated.
269 Stranded Nigerians in India landed in Nigeria (103 in Lagos, 166 in Abuja) today, Saturday 13th June 2020., about 2am, after a few hours of delay.
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) June 13, 2020