Nigerians stranded in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates have been evacuated due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home.

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The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has announced that the 246 evacuees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday afternoon.

According to NIDCOM, the returnees all tested negative for COVID-19 and would be made to undergo 14 days self-isolation after which they would be re-tested for the virus.

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The Commission wrote via Twitter, “246 Evacuees arrive Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos at exactly 3:30 pm local time via @emirates from UAE today, Wednesday 8th of July, 2020.

“A big thank you to the Nigerian Mission in Dubai and the UAE government for paying for the flight. Tickets and the cost of COVIDー19 test for 131 evacuees.

“All evacuees tested negative for COVID-19 and will now proceed on 14 days self-isolation as mandated Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.”