The Nigerian High Commission in London, United Kingdom, has been shut after officials tested positive for COVID-19.
THEWILL reported that the closure, which will last for 10 days, started on Thursday, August 12, after strains of the virus were detected in the diplomats.
The Nigerian officials had visited the UK Home Office for a meeting and after been subjected to mandatory tests at the entrance, it was discovered that they have contracted the virus.
But the Embassy did not name the concerned officials nor their positions.
A memo, titled, ‘Closure of Nigeria High Commission, London,’ and dated August 12,2021 the Embassy said: “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 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.”