//Nigeria coronavirus: record 553 new cases, 268 evacuees return from China

Nigeria coronavirus: record 553 new cases, 268 evacuees return from China

The NCDC recorded a record 553 cases on Saturday bringing the total case count to 9,855. Number of discharged patients stands at 2,856 with 273 deaths so far.

Lagos State has a tally of 4,755 whiles Kano and Abuja complete the top three slots with 951 and 616 cases respectively. Cross River State remains the sole uninfected state till date.

268 Nigerians arrived in Abuja yesterday, the latest batch of evacuees returning through the intervention of government. The Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, shared a video of the arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport.

All evacuees will be proceeding on compulsory 14-day quarantine as mandated by the NCDC and Health Ministry, NIDCOM further noted. Previous evacuations include from U.S, U.K, UAE and Saudi Arabia.

On May 25, NIDCOM also facilitated the return of 50 trafficked girls and Nigerians stranded in Lebanon. A number of African countries including Ethiopia have undertaken similar evacuations.