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JUST IN: Germans await flight at Lagos airport for evacuation

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Over 100 German nationals have completed airport security formalities ahead of their evacuation by Lufthansa German Airline to Frankfurt from the international wing of the Lagos Airport.

Airport and Immigration sources disclosed this to The Nation on Thursday.

A security source at Lagos Airport said the Germans have undergone airport security formalities and screening for COVID-19 as they await the Lufthansa flight which landed in the afternoon for the evacuation under ‘emergency’ and ‘humanitarian’ flight operations.

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Also on ground at the airport is an Air France aircraft, which is expected to airlift many French nationals purportedly stranded in the country.

A source at the Lagos Airport hinted that the United States of America is planning same operations that would last till Friday.

The United States Mission in Nigeria had announced the commencement of evacuation of its citizens from Nigeria.

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This came after Germany, Israel, and France evacuated their nationals following the rising cases of coronavirus disease in the country.

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JUST IN: Nigeria records 229 new COVID-19 cases, total now 8,068

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The National Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 229 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria which brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8068

NCDC made this known via a tweet on its official Twitter handle @NCDCgov.

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229 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos-90
Katsina-27
Imo-26
Kano-23
FCT-14
Plateau-12
Ogun-9
Delta-7
Borno-5
Rivers-5
Oyo-4
Gombe-3
Osun-2
Anambra-1
Bayelsa-1

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8068 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Discharged: 2311
Deaths: 233

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JUST IN: Buhari appoints New Chief of Staff

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Ibrahim Gambari

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Prof. Ibrahim Gambari as the new Chief of Staff.

Proffessor Gambari replaces former Chief of Staff, late Abba Kyari who died of coronavirus.

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JUST IN: Nigeria records 242 new COVID-19 cases, total now 4641

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control [NCDC] on Monday night reports Two-Hundred-and-Forty-Two new cases of Coronavirus in the country.

The development brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 4641.

The NCDC in an update on Twitter said 88 new cases were recorded in Lagos, 64 in Kano State, 49 in Katsina, 13 in Kaduna State, nine in Ogun State and six in Gombe State

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The tweet further revealed that four cases were recorded in Adamawa State, three in the Federal Capital Territory, with one case each in Ondo, Oyo, Rivers, Zamfara Borno and Bauchi states.

As at now, 4641 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria with 902 patients discharged and 150 deaths recorded.

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