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Nigerian High Commission In London Closes After Two Officials Test Positive For COVID-19

File photo: A nurse prepares to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, on December 8, 2020.  Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP

 

The Nigerian High Commission in London has been closed for 10 days after two officials tested positive for COVID-19.

The High Commission stated this in a statement on Thursday night.

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

“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.

READ THE STATEMENT BELOW:

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.

Nigeria High Commission
London

Emmanuel Egobiambu

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