Some of the Nigerians stranded in the U.S. disembark from a plane at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja following their evacuation on May 10, 2020. Photo: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

A total of 160 Nigerians on Sunday returned to the country from the United States.

The returnees were among hundreds of other Nigerians stranded in the US and willing to be evacuated following the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.

They comprise 92 males, 60 females, and eight infants.

Their plane touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at about 11am, hours after departing the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.

Following their return, the evacuees were transported to the isolation centres in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in five buses and their international passports deposited with the Nigeria Immigration Service.

As part of the measures to check the spread of COVID-19, the evacuees are to be isolated for 14 days to ascertain their health status.

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