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300 UAE returnees test negative for COVID-19



The Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said on Sunday 300 Nigerians who returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week tested negative for COVID-19 before leaving the Middle Eastern nation.


Dabiri-Erewa, who disclosed this on her Twitter handle, however, added that the returnees would be tested again at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) government facility while on a 14-day compulsory self-isolation.

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The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 had last week announced that passengers arriving or returning to Nigeria must have tested negative for COVID-19 before departing their resident country.

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