Three hundred and one (301) Chinese nationals have been evacuated from Nigeria.
The Chinese nationals were evacuated on Thursday night through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, according to a statement by Nigerian air carrier, Air Peace.
Air Peace said that about 20 hours flight was expected to arrive at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China on Friday evening, barring any technical or logistics hitches.
According to the statement, “Air Peace on Thursday, May 28, 2020, operated its second flight to China as we evacuated 301 Chinese nationals back to their country.
“The flight departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at exactly 22:05 yesterday to arrive at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China.”
Although the Federal Government shut all airports in the county on March 23 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it allows essential flights – for evacuation, medical supplies, amongst others.