Panic As Nigerian High Commission In London Shut Down Over COVID 19  

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Olusola Bello

The Nigerian High Commission in London has been shut  down for 10 days  following the discovery  that two officials of the commission  tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the  Commission in Statement on Thursday, it said:”This afternoon, the Head of Immigration Section and two other officials went for a meeting at the Home Office.” .

“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.”

The Mission explained that, as a result, it began testing all officials after that, leading to another positive case.

“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,” it added.

It, however, regretted any inconveniences the development may have caused.

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

At the entrance, COVID test was administered on them and one of them tested positive to COVID-19. 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 regret any inconvenience that this may have caused, we solicit the cooperation of the general public.

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