Covid -19: Nigeria High Commission London closed

By Mike Adeyemi

The Nigerian High Commission in London has been closed indefinitely, National Pilot learnt.

The closure of the Commission was made known to the public via a press release made available to our medium.

According to statement, the immediate closure of the Embassy became imperative as a result of a report that some officials of the Commission tested positive to Covid -19.

The statements read in part: “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 of officials of the Mission after which another officials of the Mission tested positive

“In line with Covid – 19 regulations and the need for adhere to the rules and regulations of the host country, the Mission will close down for the next 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,” the statement stressed.

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