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COVID-19: Govt evacuates first batch of Nigerians stuck in Dubai



The federal government has successfully evacuated the first batch of Nigerians stuck abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, 256 Nigerians arrived in Lagos from Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight.

The Wednesdays Emirates flight is expected to be the first of at least two other flights scheduled to evacuate Nigerians within the next few days.

The returning Nigerians are expected to be quarantined for 14 days in select hotels on their arrival, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

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