160 Stranded Nigerians Depart U.S For Abuja


The first batch of Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic are on their way back home.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 160 Nigerians, including eight infants, made the first batch of evacuees.

They are returning aboard an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 aircraft under the special flight arrangements by the federal government for nationals stranded abroad.

The plane departed the Newark International Airport, New Jersey, and it is expected to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, today around noon.

On arrival, the evacuees would be quarantined for 14 days in Abuja before leaving for their respective destinations in the country.


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