As countries continue to evacuate their citizens from Nigeria since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States and Canada yesterday evacuated 585 of its citizens.
While 385 Americans were evacuated, Canada also evacuated 200 citizens in two separate flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines. The Americans were scheduled to be evacuated last Friday before the flight was stalled following issues of flight permits in some West African countries.
The Americans left Nigeria despite the advisory by the Embassy that they would be responsible for their medical bill because health facilities in the United States (US) are currently overstretched due to the COVID-19. (Text courtesy Daily Trust)