The arrival of two-hundred and ninety-two Nigerians evacuated from Saudi Arabia due to the outbreak of Coronavirus has been announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
The development was revealed by the minister on his Twitter account on Wednesday, he further stated that the evacuees were mostly women and children.
He said, “We received 292 evacuees stranded in Saudi Arabia yesterday.”
“The Saudi Government transported them to Abuja.”
“A large number are nursing mothers and children, and they are all comfortably settled in hotels under the mandatory 14 days quarantine.”
“This will be the fourth batch of Nigerians to be evacuated from foreign countries.”
Meanwhile, the federal government has evacuated 970 Nigerians from other countries due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Another batch of 160 Nigerians who were stranded in the United States following the coronavirus lockdown arrived the country on Sunday.