Yesterday, 256 Nigerians who were evacuated from the United Arab Emirates UAE have arrived following the coronavirus pandemic. The federal government has since announced that it was finalizing arrangements with some aircraft to evacuate Nigerians stuck in countries hit by the coronavirus.
The chartered aircraft that conveyed the 256 Nigerians touched down the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos at about 7pm yesterday evening. They have been checked and will be immediately moved to an Isolation center in Lagos where they will be kept for 14 days.
NCDC confirms 195 new cases of coronavirus
195 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 6, 2020
FG extend closures of airspace by four weeks
The Federal government has announced an extension of the closure of the Nigerian airspace by four weeks as a way to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. This was disclosed by Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who also spoke at the press briefing, said the aviation ministry loses over N17 billion monthly
Delta records one COVID related death
— Delta State Government (@DSGovernment) May 6, 2020
18 nurses test positive for COVID-19 in Kano
18 Nurses in Kano have tested positive for coronavirus in Kano. The state chairman of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Ibrahim Mohammed, who disclosed this to newsmen yesterday said 86 samples of nurses were taken and results of 18 have indicated that they tested positive.