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COVID-19: Nigeria Shut Down High Commission In London, UK




COVID-19 exposure has forced the shut down of the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom.

Naija News reports that the mission would be closed for 10 working days.

This was made known in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘Closure of Nigerian High Commission, London’.

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 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.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.