60 Nigerians evacuated from Ukraine tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Two cases were discovered 24 hours after the NCDC announced the lowest daily figure ever reported since the outbreak began in 2020.
It recorded 118 additional infections the next day. According to the statistics, Nigerian returnees from Ukraine contributed to the spike, accounting for 60 percent of the total.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, about 772 evacuees returned to Nigeria on March 4, 2022, through Max Air and Air Peace.
Since the invasion, both countries have recorded casualties, prompting many Ukrainians, including Nigerians, to flee to neighboring countries.
The Nigerian government has approved the transfer of $8.5 million to help at least 5,000 Nigerians evacuate the Russian-Ukrainian conflict zone to Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia.
The death remains at 3,142, while the number of infections has risen to 254,777.