Friday, January 29, 2021

Drama as Nigerian returnees from Saudi Arabia reject quarantine .

About 419 Nigerians who were on Friday, January 29, repatriated from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have reportedly rejected the plan to have them quarantined in line with the COVID-19 guidelines.


 According to TVC, the development caused heated arguments between the returnees and the officials of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport. 

The first batch of 348 stranded Nigerians in Saudi Arabia arrived Abuja on Thursday, January 28, and are believed to be undergoing 14-day quarantine. 

In line with the COVID-19 guidelines, the returnees are expected to isolate for 14 days before reuniting with their families if they did not test positive for the infectious disease. Amid the second wave of the virus, Nigeria now has 127,560 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 101,511 recoveries and 1,550 deaths. 

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