recently evacuated from the United Kingdom (UK) by the Federal Government and
265 others evacuated from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) amid the
stranded in the United States following the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown
landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, the nation’s
of Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) who was responding to questions
during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 on Thursday made
it known to the public that the agency does not share test results of
individuals publicly and the test results of Nigerians evacuated from Dubai, United
Kingdom and the United States is not an exemption. He stressed that the results
of the returnees will remain with them and not make public.
still in isolation undergoing the stipulated 14 days of self-isolation. He
further added “we are doing the test, even when the tests are out we are not
going to offer it to you. We will offer it to the returnees. If they are
patients we will manage that”.
public the results whether you just came back from Dubai or you are living in
Nigeria. Results are meant for patients who got tested
Affairs has stated that it plans to evacuate more Nigerians from Canada, China
and other countries in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
his address that the Agency is partnering with scientific organizations across
the country, concentrating on domestic science and research. He said that the
Department is collaborating with TETFUND, NIMR, ACEGID, LUTH, and others, to
find a solution to the epidemic.