The Nigerian Government has repatriated 317 nationals stranded in the United Kingdom as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown and travel ban, News9naija reports.
News9naija learnt that the the flight conveying them, Air Peace P47801 departed the Hearthrow Airport in the United Kingdom after initial delays.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM, who made this known via tweet on Its handle said that 175 passengers will disembark in Abuja while 142 will proceed to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
It added that all evacuees tested Negative to COVID19 which is one of the conditions for evacuation.
They will, however, proceed on 14 days self-isolation as mandated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The mandate was also endorsed by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
Watch video of the evacuation exercise below: