About 10 Nigerians waiting to be evacuated from the United Kingdom have tested positive for COVID-19.
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The results of the tests released on Monday in London showed that the infected persons are asymptomatic, sparking fears that they might have infected other persons.
Reports say 40 Nigerians, the first batch who have registered to return home from the United Kingdom, were subjected to COVID-19 tests by the Nigerian High Commission in London.
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The Federal Government had called on Nigerians abroad who want to return home to signify. It however said they would be responsible for the cost of evacuation.
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The Punch reports that many of the stranded Nigerians were students and businessmen, who traveled to the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.
It was learnt that many of those who tested positive were not resident in the UK, but went to the European country for business and educational purposes.
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The infected persons have since started treatment in the UK.