At least 301 Chinese citizens have returned home from Nigeria, bluebloodz.com has learnt.
The nationals were evacuated on Thursday night through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The about 20 hours flight is expected to arrive at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China on Friday evening barring any technical or logistics hitches.
“Air Peace on Thursday, May 28, 2020, operated its second flight to China as we evacuated 301 Chinese nationals back to their country.
“The flight departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at exactly 22:05 yesterday to arrive at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China,” the airline said in a statement on Friday.
Although the Federal Government had shut all airports in the county in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, it allowed essential flights – for evacuation, medical supplies, amongst others.