Covid 19 Latest updates/ Canada evacuation hits snag
Covid 19 Latest updates
May 15: 5,162 cases, Canada evacuation hits snag
Total confirmed cases confirmed = 5,162 (new cases = 193)
Recoveries = 1,180
Total deaths = 167
Active cases = 3,815
Canada evacuation hits snag
According to the Presidential task force, Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama Announce that evacuation plans from Canada had hit a glitch.
The Canadian Government denied landing rights to a Nigerian carrier scheduled for evacuation duty, With reasons that airline does not have a license to undertake commercial flights to Canada.
Nigeria mission is to join the Canada Government on this issue. The Commissioner still argues that it was not a regular commercial flight, but an emergency evacuation flight. On this note negotiations are ongoing with the Canadian government, he further clarified.
Nigeria has commission evacuated nationals from the United States, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom in the past few weeks.