COVID-19: 268 Chinese returnees arrive Abuja

The first batch of at least 268 Nigerians evacuated from China have arrived in Abuja.

The Air Peace that conveyed the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport on Saturday afternoon.

Disclosing this in a tweet, the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission(NDC), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said the returnees would proceed on compulsory 14 days quarantine as stipulated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC).

I was reported that nationals of some countries had faced serial racial discrimination in Guangzhou, China, from provincial officials.

Some of these persons were reportedly evicted from their apartments and hotels following their alleged refusal to go for the mandatory quarantine imposed by the Guangdong Provincial authorities sequel to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Recall that a video went viral of a woman with two children who were staying on the streets. The footage with the unidentified woman in set showed her feeding her infant daughter as the older second child slept in a baby walker; she was allegedly evicted from her apartment.

Chinese authorities, however, said they had subsequently provided free hotel accommodations to 207 Nigerians.

The government said the beneficiaries included Nigerians who were evicted from their hotels and apartments by officials in the wake of the compulsory quarantine and testing of foreigners for coronavirus by the Guangzhou Municipal Authorities.

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