Nigeria High Commission shut down as two officials tested positive to Covid-19

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The Nigeria High Commission in London has shut down its office as some of its officials tested positive for Covid-19.

According to a statement issued on Thursday said the Mission will close down its office for the next 10 days.

It said the two officials who tested positive would observe the mandatory 10days isolation and of those who were in contact with the affected officials.

The statement however seeks the cooperation of the general public the incident may have caused them as they are obliged to adhere to the Covid-19 rules and regulations of the host country.

The statement reads: “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 is 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 the Covid 19 regulation and the need to adhere to the rules and regulations 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.”