The Nigerian In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has disclosed that a batch of stranded Nigerians are to arrive from Malaysia and Thailand. This was made known in a tweet on their official page.
Chartered @airpeace flight APK-7813 conveying Stranded Nigerians from Malaysia and Thailand departing Kuala Lumpur to Abuja and Lagos today with Evacuees from Malaysia and Thailand onboard,” the tweet read.
Though the figure of returnees in the batch was yet to be known, however, it was disclosed that 32 evacuees are from Thailand, including three Nigerians who had earlier been stranded at the airport for about four months.
NIDCOM also highlighted that all evacuees have tested negative to COVID-19 and will proceed on a 14-day self-isolation on arrival.
An Indian policeman’s hand was chopped off with a sword and six other officers were severely injured in northern Punjab state while enforcing coronavirus lockdown measures.
The severed left hand of Harjit Singh, an assistant sub inspector for Punjab Police, was later reattached to his wrist following nearly eight hours of surgery.
A senior government official revealed that the attack took place when a vehicle carrying seven men, who belong to the minority Sikh warrior sect known as the Nihangs was stopped at a barricade outside a vegetable market in Patiala district.
When police asked the men for valid travel passes, one of them took out a sword and cut off Singh’s hand.
The injured officers, one with sword wounds to his back, were taken to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh.
“I am happy to share that a 7 and a half hour long surgery has been successfully completed in PGI to repair the severed wrist of ASI Harjeet Singh. I thank the entire team of doctors and support staff for their painstaking effort. Wishing ASI Harjeet Singh a speedy recovery,” the state’s chief minister Amarinder Singh tweeted. “The police didn’t even take out their arms and you attack them and cut off the hand of an innocent person? This cannot be tolerated and strict action will be taken …Once more, I am telling all of Punjab, I am warning the people that strict action will be taken against those who don’t follow the curfew,” Singh said in a voice messages posted on Twitter.