India Evacuates 312 Citizens From Nigeria Amidst Rise In COVID-19 Cases

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 12 – The Indian government has commenced the evacuation of its citizens stranded in Nigeria as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

No fewer than 312 Indians are on their way home from Nigeria.

This is not unconnected to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

It was gathered that the evacuees were conveyed from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, and the Port Harcourt International Airport on Thursday.

The High Commission of India in Abuja confirmed this in a tweet, noting that the flight was operated by a Nigerian airline, Air Peace.

The Commission noted that the airline would also repatriate stranded Nigerians from India on it way back.

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