Nigeria: at least 60 tested positive among Ukrainian returnees

Nigeria: at least 60 tested positive among Ukrainian returnees

At least 60 people have tested positive for coronavirus among Nigerians evacuated from Ukraine, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has said.

More than 700 Nigerians have returned home from Ukraine as the government hopes to evacuate approximately 5,000 citizens.

“60 people among them have tested positive for the coronavirus,” the agency said.

Many of them reportedly crossed into Romania, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia from where they will be transported back to Nigeria.

The World Health Organization had warned that the Russia-Ukraine war may result in undetected transmission of Covid-19.

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