Nigeria CoronaVirus Cases hits 5,162
May 15: 5,162 cases, Canada evacuation hits snag Total confirmed cases = 5,162 (new cases = 193) Total recoveries = 1,180 Total deaths = 167 Active cases = 3,815 Figures valid as of close of day May 14, 2020 Speaking at the daily briefing of the presidential task force, Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed that evacuation plans from Canada had hit a glitch. “It is true the Canadian government denied landing rights to a Nigerian carrier scheduled for evacuation duty, on grounds that the airline does not have a license to undertake commercial flights to Canada. “Our High Commission is engaging with Canadian government on this issue. The argument our High Commissioner is making is that this is not a regular commercial flight, but instead an emergency evacuation flight. So negotiations are ongoing with the Canadian government,” he further clarified. Nigeria has through the Ministry and diaspora commission evacuated nationals from the United States, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates in the past weeks. UNDP Nigeria @UNDPNigeria Updates: The #Nigeria One UN COVID-19 Response Basket Fund Board approves US$ 22 million procurement of essential medical supplies to enhance the national response. Read more: #StrongerTogether @UN_Nigeria @NigeriaGov @DigiCommsNG @NCDCgov @EUinNigeria