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FG Evacuates 322 Nigerians From U.S

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Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Saturday said that the Federal Government has evacuated 322 Nigerians from the United States amid the coronavirus disease outbreak.

In a tweet on his official twitter handle, the Minister said that the evacuees had already departed the Newark Liberty International Airport aboard an Ethiopian aircraft with flight number ET 509 and are expected to arrive at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos around 02:30pm.

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The minister added that they all tested negative for the virus and would be subjected to mandatory repatriation protocols outlined by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 upon arrival in the country.

He explained that each of the returnees would undergo 14-day self-isolation and take another COVID-19 test before they are allowed to mix with the society.

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