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Tuesday, 7 April 2020

COVID-19: 137 Canadians Evacuated From Nigeria

COVID-19: 137 Canadians evacuated from Nigeria
Some 137 Canadian citizens on Monday were evacuated from Nigeria amid the coronavirus pandemic, local Nigerian media reported.

The Canadian nationals were evacuated Monday morning out of Murtala Muhammed International Airport – near Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city – boarding an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 flight, local website Nigerian Tribune reported.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, five COVID-19 patients have died in the country so far, while 33 people have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Canadian nationals waiting to be evacuated from Nigeria express frustration after waiting for hours for a flight that is "not free" (photos/video)
Since appearing in Wuhan, China, last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 183 countries and regions, according to figures compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

Nearly 1.3 million cases have been reported worldwide so far, with the global death toll over 70,000, and over 270,000 recoveries.

Canadian nationals waiting to be evacuated from Nigeria express frustration after waiting for hours for a flight that is "not free" (photos/video)

It was also revealed that the flight back to Toronto, Canada, is not free.

Our sources revealed The flight is not free. It's 5,000 Canadian dollars per seat. If you don't have 5k but you're a citizen, the government will give you an emergency COVID 5k loan and you have 180 days to pay it back to the government."

The source added: "And if you're going to any other Canadian city outside Toronto, you're on your own once we land in Toronto."

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