COVID-19: 102 Nigerians evacuated from Egypt arrive Abuja

The Federal Government on Friday said that 102 Nigerians evacuated from Egypt have arrived the country

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, made this known in a tweet via his verified Twitter handle, adding that 260 others were expected to arrive Nigeria from India on Saturday.

“102 Nigerians arrived from Egypt and 260 are expected on Saturday tomorrow morning from India.

“Air Peace will be bringing in the passengers from India while EgyptAir brought the ones from Egypt, ” he said.

Meanwhile, Ms. Sarah Sanda, Special Assistant, Media, to Onyeama while speaking with newsmen, said that the evacuation was done following the new protocols.

Sanda said that the Nigerian returnees who arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja are already self-isolating and would undergo testing within 72 hours.

She said that the same procedures would be followed by the expected returnees from India on Saturday after which they would go into the 14-day self-isolation.

According to her, the Air Peace carrier from India is expected to land in Abuja, then proceed to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos where the rest