87 Stranded Nigerians Return Home From Sudan


At least 87 Nigerians stranded in Sudan amid the coronavirus pandemic have returned home, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said.

Announcing via Twitter on Saturday, NIDCOM said the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 09:15 am via  Air Sudan.

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.

See Tweet: 

BREAKING; 87 Stranded Nigerians arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 0915HRS via Air Sudan today, Saturday 8th, 2020.

All Evacuees will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by @NCDCgov@Fmohnigeria, and PTF on #COVID-19.@NigeriaGov pic.twitter.com/Kp3eINEFbP

— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) August 8, 2020

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