Nigeria High Commission In London To Shut Down For 10 Days As Officials Contract COVID-19

The Nigeria High Commission in London, United Kingdom (UK), says its facility will be shut for the next 10 days.

In a statement on Thursday, the high commission said the closure was a result of some of its officials who tested positive for COVID-19 at the facility.

The high commission added that those who came in contact with the affected officials at the office will also observe mandatory isolation.

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

“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.”

In 2020, the high commission suspended passport processing services to limit exposure of staff and applicants due to the COVID-19 outbreak.