Nigerian Mission in London, United Kingdom, UK, has been closed temporarily for 10 days following contracting COVID-19 virus by two officials of the office.
One of the tested officers had gone to the United Kingdom Home Office for a meeting on Thursday where he was tested and revealed his status.
The development prompted the testing of other Mission staff which result also returned Positive.
The Mission therefore Said it will close down the mission for 10 Days in line with COVID-19 regulations and the need to adhere to the rules and regulations of the host country, in order to observe the mandatory isolation of those who were in contact with the affected officials.
In a statement by Nigerian Mission in UK, titled, ‘Closure of Nigerian High Commission, London.’
It read, “This afternoon, the Head of Immigration Section and two other officials went for a meeting at the Home Office.
“At the entrance, COVID-19 test was administered on them and one of them tested positive to the Virus. The affected officer immediately isolated while the other officials, who tested negative will also isolate 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 regrets any inconvenience that this may have caused, we solicit the cooperation of the general public.”