Nigerian govt gives update on evacuees from Dubai ahead of August 17 deadline

Two hundred and eighty-eight more stranded Nigerians on Monday arrived in the country from Dubai before the August 17 deadline for undocumented immigrants to leave the United Arab Emirates.

This now brings to 2,641 the total number of Nigerian evacuees from the UAE so far.

The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa made this known on her official Twitter handle.

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Abike-Dabiri disclosed that all the returnees upon arrival tested negative to COVID-19.

She added that they would, however, be tested again for COVID-19 at the NCDC facility and will proceed on a 14-day compulsory self-isolation.

Her tweet read: “Another flight from Dubai as the Nigerian mission tries to bring as many people as possible before the August 17 deadline for undocumented immigrants to leave. 2,641 returned from UAE, so far.

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“EVACUATION UPDATE @flyairpeace flight with 288 Evacuees arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 1100HRS from the United Arab Emirates, today Monday, August 10, 2020, bringing the total number of evacuees from the UAE to 2,641

“They all tested Negative to #COVID__19 and are now on a 14-day SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by @NCDCgov, @Fmohnigeria, and Presidential Task Force on #COVID-19.”

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