FG Suspends Evacuation Of Stranded Nigerians

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Geoffrey Onyeama

The Federal Government has suspended further evacuation of stranded Nigerians overseas because of a new policy on evacuation of Nigerians that will take effect.

Foreign Affairs Minister, said this decision was to hasten the implementation of the new policy on evacuation of Nigerians.

Onyeama said that henceforth evacuated Nigerians would not have to go straight into 14-day government monitored isolation if they test negative from their country of origin.

Onyeama added that according the new policy, evacuees would have to be tested at most nine days before their flight take off.

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The minister stated that those test positive would  not be allowed on the flight.

He said the new policy will take effect from next week.

The new policy, he said will give the government enough latitude to fly more Nigerians home.

So far, The has evacuated 989 stranded citizens with.

265 from United Arab Emirates;

United Kingdom (253);

United States (160);

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Saudi Arabia (292) and

Lebanon (57)

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