#COVID19: 238 Nigerians Stranded In Turkey Arrive Abuja

by on July 6, 2020

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has confirmed the arrival of two hundred and thirty-eight Nigerians who were stranded in Turkey at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday.

While confirming their arrival in a tweet via its official handle, the commission explained that the returnees tested negative for COVID-19 but added that they are expected to go on a 14-day isolation, in line with the guidelines set by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as well as the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

On Saturday, the agency said 109 Nigerians arrived the country from India via an Air Peace flight.

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It said: “35 evacuees [will] disembark in Abuja while 74 will proceed to Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos.

“All Evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 and will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by @NCDCgov, @Fmohnigeria and PTF on #COVID-19.”

According to the latest figures published by John Hopkins University, 11,408,981 cases of the virus have been detected globally, with 533,343 deaths and 6,160,833 people recovered.

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In Nigeria, 28711 cases have been confirmed, 11665 cases have been discharged and 645 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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