About 79 Zambians who were evacuated from Ukraine after the Russian invasion have arrived back home.
Some 16 Zambians have opted to remain in Europe after changing their minds at the last minute.
The Zambians mostly students touched down Tuesday night at ZAF Airbase in Lusaka and were deceived by Foreign Affairs Minister Stanley Kakubo and other government officials.
“I am so pleased to announce the arrival of the first students to be evacuated from Ukraine via Poland. The students arrived safely this evening,” Mr. Kakubo announced on Facebook
“As previously advised, local Covid rules will be followed so the students will be in quarantine for 48 Hours before they are allowed to join their families, during this time they will also undergo counseling,” he said.
Mr Kakubo thanked Zambians for the patience exhibited and said the nation will be updated on the remaining few students.