on Thursday 25th June, One hundred and sixty seven Nigerians stranded in South Africa have arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja from Johannesburg at about 9:10 pm local time via an Air Peace flight.
According to a tweet from the official handle of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), the evacuees had tested negative to coronavirus but will be undergoing the mandatory 14-day self-isolation in line with the guidelines from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“167 Nigerians stranded in South Africa have arrived Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport at exactly 9:10 pm Local time on Air Peace flight 5N-BVE from Johannesburg,” the statement noted.
“The 167 evacuees ALL TESTED NEGATIVE before being EVACUATED. They will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by the NCDC, the Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.”
While explaining further, the agency said 45 of the “evacuees disembarked Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and at about 9:50 pm the plane left for Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos with 122 evacuees.”
Another 18 Stranded Nigerians in some European Countries just departed citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, 8 a.m to Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport Lagos in a repatriation exercise coordinated by the Nigerian Mission in France