The United States Government has announced that it will evacuate its citizens in Nigeria to America as a result of the outbreak and continued spread of Coronavirus. In a statement on the website of U.S Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria, American willing to board the special flights home must sign promissory notes to pay for the full cost of the air ticket when they arrive their country.
“Please note that all individuals who choose to return to the U.S. on a flight organised by the U.S. Department of State will be required to sign a promissory note to pay for the full cost of the seat(s) on the flight. #USMissionNigeria,” the U.S Mission to Nigeria tweeted.
At the moment, Nigeria has 111 confirmed cases of the pandemic and one recorded death.
However, diplomats from other countries have warned of a significant rise in the number of infected persons to around 10,000 in the coming days especially going by the poor handling of the situation by the Nigerian Government.