The Federal Government on Wednesday says about 306 stranded Nigerians arrived into the country from the United Arab Emirate, UAE.
The evacuees arrived the country on Wednesday at about 8:44am onboard Air Peace flight.
The evacuation was announced by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM, via a tweet on its official Twitter account.
The Commission also stated that all the evacuees tested negative for COVID-19 and are all expected to embark on the mandatory 14 days self-isolation as directed by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
NiDCOM tweeted, “Air Peace flight conveying 306 evacuees arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 0844HRS from UEA, today Wednesday, 5th of August, 2020.
“Some Evacuees will disembark in Abuja while others will proceed to MM Int’l Airport, Lagos.
“All Evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 and will now proceed on a 14 day SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).”