National Sportslink learned according to the mission tweet on their Twitter account that the evacuees left for the US on a chartered flight, with the company Omni Air International, headed for Dulles Airport.
It tweeted, “The U.S. Mission in Nigeria wishes all aboard a smooth flight as they head home to rejoin family & friends.”
This news medium understands that the Mission had earlier this month, evacuated 997 Americans in Nigeria to the States to unite with their loved ones.
The US, the worst-hit country globally by the coronavirus pandemic, has been evacuating its citizens, amid its overwhelming number of coronavirus cases.
There have been over 720,000 coronavirus cases recorded in the United States, with more than 38,000 deaths, while Nigeria has recorded a total of 542 confirmed cases, with a death toll of 19, which has been ascribed to the low testing capacity of the country.
In contrast, Nigeria, currently, has only tested over 5,000 people, while the small populated country of Ghana has tested over 37,000 people, recording a total of 834 confirmed cases and 9 deaths.
Today, over 340 Americans left Lagos for the United States on a chartered Omni Air International flight bound for Dulles Airport, near Washington, DC. The U.S. Mission in Nigeria wishes all aboard a smooth flight as they head home to rejoin family & friends. Stay Safe & Healthy! pic.twitter.com/vekirpCU5Z
— U.S. Mission Nigeria (@USEmbassyAbuja) April 18, 2020