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BREAKING: Nigerian returnee from Dubai dies of coronavirus in Lagos - Commissioner

- Akin Abayomi, the Lagos commissioner for health, has disclosed a sad news for the state

- Abayomi said that one of the Nigerians who just returned from Dubai has died

- The commissioner revealed that the Nigerian is a male of 32 years old

The commissioner of health in Lagos, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday, May 12, confirmed that a Nigerian returnee from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is dead.

On his verified Twitter handle Abayomi disclosed that the Nigerian, a male of 32 years old, died of complications from coronavirus.

COVID-19: Nigeria returnee from Dubai dies in Lagos state

Akin Abayomi disclosed that the Nigerian, a male of 32 years old, died of complications from coronavirus.
Source: Twitter

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a chartered plane conveying Nigerian returnees from the UAE had made a U-turn after a pregnant woman reportedly went into labour.

The development was made known by the chairman of the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

The earlier scheduled arrival of the plane was 3 pm. With the latest development, it will now be expected at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 7 pm.

It was also gathered that the first batch of Nigerians stuck abroad since the outbreak of coronavirus is expected to come in today.

The foreign ministry said that discussions are ongoing with British Airways to airlift 300 Nigerians from London on Friday, May 8, while there are talks with Ethiopian airlines to make a flight from New York to Abuja on Monday, May 11.

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It should be noted that over 4,000 Nigerians are awaiting evacuation across the world back home, according to foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama.

On arrival, the Nigerians will be expected to go into self-isolation and facilities in both Lagos and Abuja have been inspected for that purpose.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian government had called on citizens to report any returnee who refuses to self-Isolate after arriving in the country.

Dabiri made the call on Monday, May 4, shortly after disclosing that the planned evacuation of Nigerians UAE, the UK and USA will soon to begin. Dabiri noted that compulsory 14-day isolation was mandatory for all returnees.

Also, the Consulate-General of Nigeria in New York has said that the evacuation of Nigerians stranded in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic is set to begin on Sunday, May 10.

this was disclosed in a notice signed on Sunday, May 3, by Benaoyagha Okoyen, the Consul-General on behalf of the Nigerian Missions in the U.S.

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It was gathered that not less than 700 Nigerians have registered for evacuation with the missions in the U.S.

From the notice, it was stated that the evacuation will be done in batches and the first group of 270 evacuees would be transported through an Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 509 to Abuja.

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