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China has evacuated 325 of its citizens from Nigeria via an Air Peace flight that was scheduled to depart at 10:05 pm on Thursday.

Besides that, the Nigerian government has evacuated some Nigerians from other countries back home.

The US, the UK, and France are among the countries that have also evacuated their nationals from Nigeria since the start of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Samir El-Khodari, a Lebanese residing in Nigeria, has said that 25 out of the recently evacuated Lebanese nationals from Kano state have tested positive for coronavirus.

According to what he said, the 125 Lebanese transported to Beirut from Kano, 25 tested positive for COVID-19.

The number represents one-fifth of those evacuated from the northwest state by the Lebanese government.

As of Thursday evening, Nigeria had reported 8,915 cases of the novel coronavirus with 259 deaths.

However, the virus was first reported in China in December 2019 and the country has reported at least 82,000 cases with more than 4,000 deaths.

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