Covid-19: 117 Nigerians return from Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania


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A total of 117 Nigerians stranded in three East African countries of Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home.

The evacuees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, early Sunday.

The repatriation flight was conducted by a Nigerian airline, Azman Air.

The airline which announced their arrival via its Twitter handle wished the returnees a wonderful stay in the country.

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 the society.

The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa had recently disclosed that over 6,000 Nigerians have been evacuated from more than 21 countries since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.

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