COVID-19: 238 Nigerians Evacuated From Turkey
Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has announced the arrival of 238 Nigerians evacuated from Turkey on Sunday.
This was disclosed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of NiDCOM.
According to the commission, the returnees will go on 14-day isolation, in line with the guidelines set by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as well as the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
238 Evacuees arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at exactly 2:45 pm local time from Turkey today, Sunday, 5th of July, 2020.
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) July 5, 2020
This comes a day after 322 stranded Nigerians arrived from the United States and 109 others from India.
The evacuation of Nigerians in accordance to the Federal Government’s target to evacuate a minimum of 1000 Nigerians every week.
The FG made this known early June while announcing the resumption of evacuation process after a short break.
Since the outbreak of the virus globally, Nigeria has successfully evacuated over 2,000 Nigerians from US, UK, Dubai, Turkey, India, South Africa and many other countries in the world.