COVID-19 scare as Nigerian High Commission in London shuts down

The Nigerian High Commission in London moved quickly Thursday to stop the spread of COVID-19, after two officials tested positive.

In a statement, the embassy said it will shut down for the next ten days.

“This afternoon, the Head of Immigration Section and two other officials went for a meeting at the Home Office,” the statement read.

“At the entrance, COVID test was administered on them and one of them tested positive to COVID-19.

“The affected officer was immediately isolated while the other officials who tested negative will also be isolated for the next 10 days.”

“In response to this challenge, the Mission embarked on testing all officials of the Mission, after which another official of the Mission tested positive.

“In line with COVID-19 regulation and the need to adhere to the rules and regulation of the host country, the Mission will close down for the next 10 days, in order to observe the mandatory isolation of those who were in contact with the affected officials.

“While the High Commission regret any inconvenience that this may have caused, we solicit the cooperation of the general public”.

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