The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has revealed that 306 Nigerians who were stranded in the United Arab Emirates due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home.
Announcing via Twitter on Wednesday, NIDCOM said the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 8:44 AM.
Some of the evacuees disembarked in Abuja while the others proceeded to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
EVACUATION UPDATE@flyairpeace flight conveying 306 Evacuees arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 0844HRS from UEA, today Wednesday, 5th of August, 2020.
Some Evacuees will disembark in Abuja while others will proceed to MM Int’l Airport, Lagos.
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) August 5, 2020
The returnees, who tested negative for COVID-19 before departure, are expected to self-isolate for 14 days according to the protocol of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
They are also expected to take another COVID-19 test before rejoining society.