The Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has announced the arrival of 269 Nigerians who were evacuated from India back in the country.
In a tweet on Saturday, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) said 103 of them arrived in Lagos and 166 in Abuja at about 2am.
The commission also said all the evacuees would have to undergo a compulsory self-isolation for 14 days even though they tested negative to COVID-19 before boarding the flights.
This, it said, is in line with the standards put in place by the presidential task force on COVID-19 to contain the spread of the disease.
“269 stranded Nigerians in India landed in Nigeria (103 in Lagos, 166 in Abuja) today, Saturday 13th June 2020., about 2am, after a few hours of delay,” the commission tweeted.
“All evacuees now on compulsory 14 days self-isolation according to the new protocol by the presidential task force on COVID-19.
“All tested negative before boarding and are to be re-tested within 72 hours at an NCDC designated testing centre”
Since the pandemic began, various countries, including Nigeria, have been returning citizens stuck in other countries back home.
They will undergo the mandatory 14 days of isolation before joining their families.