At least 268 stranded Nigerians who were evacuated from China arrived in Abuja, Nigeria, on Saturday afternoon, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Air Peace aircraft, which conveyed them, touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport around 2:30 pm.
Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made the disclosure via her verified Twitter handle.
According to Dabiri-Erewa, the evacuees will be in a mandatory quarantine for 14 days as mandated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
“268 stranded Nigerians arrive Abuja airport about 2.30 pm today ,from China,” she tweeted.
“They will be proceeding for the mandatory 14 day quarantine.”
268 stranded Nigerians arrive Abuja airport about 2.30 pm today ,from China . They will be proceeding for the mandatory 14 day quarantine.
Earlier in April, some videos went viral, showing Nigerians being maltreated in China over suspicion of them being infected with COVID-19.