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FG Evacuates Another 162 Nigerians Stranded In India Over COVID-19

The Federal Government has on Wednesday evacuated 162 Nigerians stranded in India over COVID-19 pandemic.

Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs disclosed this via his verified Twitter hand on Wednesday.

According to him, over 4,000 Nigerians were stranded across the globe due to the global lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said that the Federal Government has set ending of July to complete evacuation of its nationals stranded abroad.

Already, he added that about 3,000 have been successfully evacuated in the last two months.

The 162 evacuees, according to the Minister, were conveyed by a local airline, Air Peace.

He said: “The third batch of 162 evacuees has departed New Delhi, India by Air Peace.

“The combined flight to Abuja and Lagos will first land at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to disembark 48 passengers before proceeding to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos with the remaining 114.

“All evacuees will then proceed on the mandatory 14 days self-isolation.”

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