160 Nigerians stranded in the United States has arrived the country through the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
The evacuees who arrived 11 am this morning numbering 160 were flown into the country aboard an Ethiopian Airline, a Boeing 787 aircraft.
The returnees were screened with their temperature taken on arrival by officials of the Port health services and Subsequently given contact forms to fill.
The Abuja international airport manager, Alhaji Mahmoud Sanni said after their temperature was taken, the returnees on alighting from the plane were given testing kits by officials of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)
In line with standard protocols, they will be tested on the 13th day of their seclusion to determine their COVID-19 status before they will be allowed to reunite with members of their families.
According to an earlier statement issued by the Nigeria Consulate in the U.S., during the 14 days isolation, “all returnees will be tested for COVID-19 and will also be re-tested at the end of the quarantine period.
“Only those that test negative will be allowed to retrieve their passports from the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), while positive cases will be transferred to designated isolation centres for treatment.
The returnees consist of children, mothers, fathers, family members, males and females.
After retrieving their luggage, the returnees were led into eight waiting buses provided to take them to the isolation centre.