All 300 Nigerian evacuees from Dubai test negative for COVID-19


Chairman and chief executive officer of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed that none of the 300 stranded Nigerian evacuees who arrive Abuja Airport on Friday from Dubai all tested positive for COVID 19 before boarding.

However, they will be tested again at Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC government facility while on a 14-day compulsory self-isolation, Dabiri-Erewa stated this on her twitter handle .

The presidential task force on COVID-19 announced last week that passengers arriving or returning to Nigeria must undergo pre-boarding PCR test in the country of departure. The stipulated time for the PCR test must be within two weeks before departure and preferably not less than five days pre-boarding.

The presidential task force on COVID-19 office of the secretary to the government of the federation,in a statement made available ,stated that tests done more than two weeks before departure are not valid and persons will not be allowed to board; but for the five days minimum, this is advisory and will not preclude boarding.

The statement says, “onboard passengers are required to fill in the Health Declaration/Self-Reporting Form & the Sample Collection Time Allocation Form and passengers should ensure that the information/contact details provided on the form are correct, verifiable and they can be reached on the phone number and address provided.

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