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FG evacuates another batch of 306 Nigerians from UAE


Another batch of 306 evacuees from United Arab Emirate (UAE) has arrived, The Nation has learnt.

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The Air Peace flight that conveyed the evacuees arrived at about 8.44am on Wednesday.

The Federal Government has successfully evacuated about 7,000 stranded Nigerians in over 22 countries since May, 2020.

Thousands of Nigerians have been stranded in various countries following global lockdown occassioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest evacuation was announced by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) in a tweet.

The Commission also stated all the evacuees tested negative for COVID-19 .

Consequently, they are all expected to embark on the mandatory 14- day self isolation as directed by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19.

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