The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has evacuated 270 stranded Nigerians in Egypt due to Coronavirus travel restrictions.
NIDCOM disclosed this in a statement on its Twitter handle on Friday.
According to the tweet, the evacuees would arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 6:00pm via Egypt Air.
NIDCOM also revealed that the flight departed with two other nationals.
“Evacuation update: 270 stranded Nigerians departed Cairo, Egypt, via @eayptair for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, with two other nationals.
“The flight is expected to arrive around 6:00pm local time today. All evacuees tested negative for #COVID-19.@NigeriaGov.”