COVID-19: 340 Americans evacuated from Nigeria


By Tayo Alabi

No fewer than 340 Americans left Nigeria for the United States on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic, the PUNCH reports.

According to the US Mission in Nigeria, the evacuees left through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a chartered Omni Air International flight which was bound for Dulles Airport, near Washington, DC.

The Mission said it prioritised those with underlying health conditions and those on short visits to Nigeria before the closure of airports.

Although closed to international flights, the Federal Government permits countries to evacuate their nationals using the airports.

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