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COVID-19: 292 stranded Nigerians arrive from Saudi Arabia


A total of 292 Nigerians stranded within the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia arrived in Abuja on Tuesday evening.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed the arrival on Twitter on Wednesday.


The evacuees, the minister added, were transported back to the country by the Saudi Government.

Onyeama also said the bulk of the returnees were nursing mothers and youngsters , disclosing that they were all comfortably settled in hotels in fulfilment of the 14-day mandatory quarantine period.


‘We received 292 evacuees stranded in Saudi Arabia yesterday. The Saudi Government transported them to Abuja. an outsized number are nursing mothers and youngsters and that they are all comfortably settled in hotels under the mandatory 14 days quarantine,’ Onyeama indicated within the tweet.


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