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A total of 327 stranded Nigerians successfully evacuated by the Federal Government have departed Gatwick Airport, London, and are expected to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Sarah Sanda, disclosed this to journalists on Sunday in Abuja.

Sanda said the returnees departed London at 11.15 a.m. aboard Air Peace airline.

“The 327 returnees from the UK departed Gatwick Airport in London to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport today, Aug. 9, 2020, at 11.15 a.m. aboard Air Peace flight No. P47854 operated by Air Europa Fight No AEA855,” she said.

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria has been evacuating its citizens stranded in other countries.

On Saturday, August 8, 323 stranded Nigerians, including six infants, successfully evacuated from the UK, arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos.

The returnees will undergo testing and quarantine in line with the Federal Government’s COVID-19 guidelines.


Lagos discharges 56 COVID-19 patients

Olushola Odeyinde

Fifty-six patients undergoing treatment for coronavirus have been discharged in Lagos State.

The State’s Ministry of Health made this known in a series of tweets on Sunday.

It noted that the discharged patients comprised 12 females and 44 males including nine foreign nationals.

The ministry stated that a total of 1,897 patients have been successfully treated in the state.

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It tweeted, “Today,  56 fully recovered #COVID19Lagos patients; 12 females & 44 males including 9 foreign nationals were discharged from our Isolation facilities today to reunite with the society

“The patients; 25 from Gbagada, 5 from Agidingbi, 3 from Onikan, 8 from Eti-Osa (LandMark) and 15 from
@LUTHofficial Isolation Centres were discharged after full recovery and testing negative to COVID19.

“This brings to 1897, the number of COVID19 cases that have been successfully managed & discharged from Lagos Isolation Centres.

Let’s continue to adhere strictly to #PhysicalDistancing and #handhygiene principles, the Ministry wrote.share 

Oyo discharges two COVID-19 patients, records 43 new cases

Olushola Odeyinde

The Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, on Thursday has confirmed that two more COVID-19 patients have been discharged in the State.

This was revealed via his official twitter handle.

Makinde wrote, “Two confirmed COVID-19 cases received their second negative test results and have been discharged.

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“This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo to 811”.

He, however, disclosed that the COVID-19 confirmation tests for 43 suspected cases came back positive.

According to the governor, the new infections were recorded across 10 local government areas of the state.

Ibadan North recorded the highest number of new cases – nine, followed by Ido, Oluyole, and Ibadan South East which have eight, six, and five infections, respectively.

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