268 stranded Nigerians return home from China

Ebun Francis| Two-hundred and sixty-eight stranded Nigerians on Saturday were safely evacuated back to the country from China.

The Nigerians who arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, earlier on Saturday, will be put on the 14-day quarantine stipulated by Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

Onyema tweeted on Saturday, EVACUATION UPDATE:
”268 Stranded Nigerians in China safely arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, 30th May 2020.
All of them will go on the 14 days quarantine stipulated by @NCDCgov and @Fmohnigeria. #StayHomeSaveLives #COVID19 @NigeriaGov @DigiCommsNG.”

The repatriation comes days after Onyeama announced that the ministry is developing new guidelines for citizens seeking to be evacuated.

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According to him, part of the new guidelines would require that intending evacuees must do a compulsory test for the COVID-19 at least five days to their departure.

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