The federal government has evacuated 292 who were stranded in Saudi Arabia due to the lockdown necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, Channels TV reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the flight conveying the evacuees arrived Nigeria on the night of Tuesday, May 19, at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that members of the House of Representatives have urged the federal government to sponsor experts on a study trip to Madagascar and Senegal for possible indigenous COVID-19 cure.
It was reported that Madagascar has claimed to have found a cure for the virus while Senegal has developed an inexpensive coronavirus diagnostic kit.
The green chamber also asked the government to set aside a ₦15 billion emergency fund for tertiary institutions in the country as a response to the impact COVID-19 has had and will have on them.
The House also resolved that part of the fund should be used to establish an infectious disease research institute in six selected universities across the six geopolitical zones of the country.
These unanimous resolutions were adopted after a motion was moved by the minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu (PDP, Delta).
In another report, it was stated that just when the Chinese government thought it dealt with coronavirus, a mysterious wave of the disease recently attacked two cities in the country.
It was reported that a report said that a second wave of the deadly pandemic has hit two cities in the Asian nation (Jilin and Shulan).
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