Africans in Saudi Arabia cry for help as FG evacuates 270 from Egypt

Africans in Saudi Arabia cry for help as FG evacuates 270 from Egypt

- Nigerians stranded in Mozambique, Mauritius, Madagascar and Saudi Arabia are begging to be evacuated

- They are begging the federal government to evacuate them as Nigerians from other countries are brought back home

- The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission announced that 270 stranded Nigerians have departed Cairo for Abuja

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Nigerians stranded in Mozambique, Mauritius, Madagascar and Saudi Arabia are begging the federal government to evacuate them as compatriots from other countries are brought back home.

This is coming as the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission announced that 270 stranded Nigerians departed Cairo for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Nigerians in Saudi Arabia cry for help as 270 stranded in Egypt depart for Nigeria

Abike Dabiri-Erewa is the chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission. Photo credit: Premium Times
Source: UGC

The commission said the Nigerians are expected to arrive Abuja around 6:00 pm local time on Friday, July 10.

Briefly.co.za reported that rapid antibody tests for Covid-19 have been approved by the South African health products regulator. Chairperson of the Covid-19 ministerial advisory committee, Professor Salim Abdool Karim has said that the tests will soon be made available to the public.

"Some of them are laboratory-based tests and others are clinic-based tests. We do not have any home-testing that we are looking at - it is only facility-based," said Karim.

The tests have been lauded as the 'missing weapon' in the fight against the coronavirus according to ENCA.

Recently, Briefly.co.za reported that a number of high profile South Africans have tested positive for Covid-19.

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AKA has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The South African rapper has used the positive diagnosis to spread a message of caution to the Mzansi community. He urged citizens to be more careful and to adhere to the regulations that have been set to attempt to flatten the curve.

In addition, Gauteng Premier David Makhura has confirmed that he has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus amid the national pandemic.

In a statement released by the provincial government, Makhura explained his personal experience with the coronavirus:

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"On Wednesday I experienced some mild symptoms. On Thursday, I decided to self-quarantine and test for Covid-19 as a precautionary measure. Today, Friday, I received my test results confirming that I have tested positive for Covid-19.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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