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FG Evacuates 268 Nationals Stranded In China

The Federal Government of Nigeria has successfully evacuated 268 of its citizens that were stranded in China back home.

The returnees arrived onboard Air Peace airline at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja at about 2.30 pm on Saturday.

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who revealed the arrival of the evacuees in Abuja via a tweet, said they were expected to proceed on the mandatory 14 days isolation and quarantine.

The latest arrival brings to 1,257 the number of Nigerians so far evacuated back home since the global lockdown occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.

There are more than 4,000 Nigerians across various countries awaiting evacuation following the global lockdown in March 2020.

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