First batch of stranded Nigerians in Thailand, Malaysia to arrive today via Air Peace – NIDCOM
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) says the First batch of Evacuees from Malaysia and Thailand will be arriving the country today via an Air Peace aircraft.
The Commission revealed this in a tweet on Saturday.
According to NIDCOM, “The First batch of Evacuees from Malaysia and Thailand departing Kaula Lumpur to Abuja and Lagos today at about 7am local time”.
“Chartered @airpeace flight APK-7813 conveying Stranded Nigerians from Malaysia and Thailand departing Kaula Lumpur to Abuja and Lagos today with Evacuees from Malaysia and Thailand onboard,” the tweet said.
This is the first evacuation from both countries since the coronavirus pandemic instigated lockdowns across the world, according to NIDOM.
The flight is expected to depart at 7am and first arrive at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, before proceeding to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
According to NIDOM, all evacuees have tested negative to COVID-19 and will proceed on a 14-day self-isolation upon arrival.