An Air Peace aircraft is in the process of evacuating stranded Nigerians in Malaysia and Thailand.
The Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) disclosed this via its official Twitter handle on Saturday, July 11, 2020.
“Chartered @airpeace flight APK-7813 conveying Stranded Nigerians from Malaysia and Thailand departing Kaula Lumpur to Abuja and Lagos today with Evacuees from Malaysia and Thailand onboard,” the tweet said.
This is the first evacuation from both countries since the coronavirus pandemic instigated lockdowns across the world, according to NIDCOM.
The flight is expected to depart at 7am and first arrive at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, before proceeding to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
According to NIDCOM, all evacuees have tested negative to COVID-19 and will proceed on a 14-day self-isolation on arrival.