Minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama on Friday said Nigerians who had returned from the United Kingdom, would undergo a 14-day quarantine, in order to be safe and as well keep the country safe.
Onyeama disclosed this in a tweet.
“First Set of Nigerians evacuated from the UK arrived Lagos enroute Abuja where the evacuees will be quarantined for mandatory 14 days,” he tweeted.
The directive is in line with the public health advisory on covid-19.
They were reported to have arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 7:54 pm on Friday, hours after an initial flight from the UK had landed in Lagos State.
The minister also said that the country would be evacuating about 4,000 Nigerians back home.
256 Nigerians were evacuated from Dubai on Wednesday.