The Federal Government has announced the arrival of another batch of 212 stranded Nigerians from Egypt on Friday. This is coming after the earlier announcement of the arrival of 158 stranded Nigerians from the Niger Republic yesterday.
The stranded Nigerians from Egypt arrived in an Egyptair airline at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at exactly 1350 hours on Friday, July 31, 2020.
This disclosure was made in a tweet post by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) through their official Twitter handle on Friday, July 31, 2020.
It was also revealed that all the evacuees tested negative to the coronavirus disease before boarding and they will all be on a 14-day self-isolation as mandated by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
The tweet post from the NIDCOM states, ‘’Egyptair conveying 212 stranded Nigerians arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at exactly 1350HRS today 31st July 31, 2020, from Cairo. All Evacuees tested Negative to Covid-19 before boarding and will now proceed on a 14-day self-isolation as mandated by Presidential Task Force on Covid-19.’’
EVACUATION UPDATE 31/07/2020.
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) July 31, 2020
Similarly, just yesterday July 30, the Federal Government had disclosed that about 102 Nigerians were evacuated from Casablanca, Morocco, to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 1602hrs, as part of its efforts to bring back stranded Nigerians who have been cut up with the restrictions of air travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This latest evacuation brings the total to about 7,000, the number of Nigerians that have been successfully evacuated back home under the emergency arrangement since the global lockdown in March that was triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.