Nigerian Mission In UK Closed After Two Officials Tested Positive For COVID-19

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Nigerian Mission In UK Closed After Two Officials Tested Positive For COVID-19

The Nigerian Mission in London, United Kingdom, on Thursday shuts its doors for 10 days after two officials of the mission tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a statement by the Mission, one of its ofricials had gone to the UK Home Office for a meeting on Thursday where a test revealed his status.

This prompted the testing of other Mission staff resulting in another positive case.

The statement also revealed that in line with COVID-19 regulation and the need to adhere to the rules and regulation of the host country, the Mission decided to close down for the next 10 days, in order to observe the mandatory isolation of those who were in contact with the affected officials.

The statement read: “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 regrets any inconvenience that this may have caused, we solicit the cooperation of the general public.”

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