“The US Consulate in Lagos confirmed several emergency flights from the cities of Lagos and Abuja this week. Please do not come to the airport until you are contacted directly,” the message reads.
According to a message posted on the website of the American diplomatic mission in Nigeria, planes that took off from Lagos international airport will land at Washington Dulles airport. A similar flight is currently being arranged from the capital’s airport in Nigeria.
As noted on the website, the flight to the United States is paid for by the passenger. The estimated cost of a flight per person will be from 1300 to 1400 dollars.
Earlier, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced a temporary ban on movement unless necessary in some parts of the country due to the spread of a new type of coronavirus. The restrictions apply to Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, its neighboring Ogun state, and the Federal capital territory, where the capital city of Abuja is located.
According to the center for disease control of Nigeria, the number of people infected with a new type of coronavirus in the country has reached 131, two people have died.