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.

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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.

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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.