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FG Evacuates 331 Nigerians From UAE

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Ganiyat Ganiyu 

The Federal Government on Friday evacuated 331 Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates, UAE amid the coronavirus disease.

The figure brings the total number of Nigerians that have returned home from the Middle Eastern nation to 2,042.

The Nigeria in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), in a tweet on Friday said the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 2:24 p.m. on Friday.

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NIDCOM tweeted, “The returnees, who tested negative for COVID-19 before departure, are expected to self-isolate for 14 days according to the protocol of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

“They are also expected to take another COVID-19 test before rejoining society.”

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