COVID-19: US Government Evacuates 340 Citizens From Nigeria


The United States Government has evacuated more than 340 American citizens from Nigeria following the continuous spread of the virus in the country.

US Mission in Nigeria made this known via a tweet on its Twitter page on Saturday.

It said on April 9, 2020, 997 US citizens were evacuated from the country, 850 persons were flown out from Lagos, while 147 were evacuated from Abuja.

The statement added that on April 6, 2020, 376 US citizens were flown out of Lagos.

“Today, over 340 Americans left Lagos for the United States on a chartered Omni Air International flight bound for Dulles Airport, near Washington, DC. The U.S. Mission in Nigeria wishes all aboard a smooth flight as they head home to rejoin family & friends. Stay Safe & Healthy!” it read.

The evacuations come amid the COVID-19 pandemic — with the US as the worst-hit country in the world.

According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US has confirmed 690,714 confirmed cases and 35,443 deaths.


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