COVID-19: Another 637 Europeans evacuated from Nigeria

COVID-19: Another 637 Europeans evacuated from Nigeria

German airline, Lufthansa and Air France, on Thursday, evacuated about 637 more Europeans from Nigeria.

The flights were operated through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Although closed for normal flight operations as part of measures to curtail further importation of COVID-19 into the country, evacuation flights are permitted by the Federal Government.

While 238 Germans were evacuated by Lufthansa, Air France evacuated 399 French and Dutch citizens.

Of the 399 French and Dutch citizens evacuated, 142 were said to have been airlifted from Cotonou, Benin Republic while 257 others joined the flight at the Lagos airport.

The Air France flight was one of the three expected to evacuate Dutch and French nationals from Nigeria.

The first flight was operated on March 26 while the next evacuation is expected to take place on April 9.

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