Nigeria High Commission in London shutdown operations for 10 days after official test positive for COVID-19


By Mukwuzi Joseph

The Nigerian High Commission has shut down its United Kingdom office due to exposure to COVID-19.

The commission in a statement titled, ‘Closure of Nigerian High Commission, London’ announced that the mission would be closed for 10 working days as officials tested positive to COVID-19.

Part of the statement read: “The Head of Immigration Section and two other officials went for a meeting at the Home Office.

“At the entrance, Coronavirus 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.”

The Mission disclosed that mandatory testing was further carried on all officials of the Mission.

“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,” the statement added.

The high commission, while appealing to the public regrets any inconvenience that this may have cause anyone.

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