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Nigerian High Commission, London shut

H.E Amb. Sarafa Tunji Ishola, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the UK

The Nigerian High Commission in London, United Kingdom has been shut down. It will remain closed for the next 10 days.

This is as a result of two staff of the Mission testing positive to COVID-19.

According to a statement by the High Commission, dated August 12, 2021, the closure of the Mission is in line with the COVID-19 regulation and the “need to adhere to the rules and regulation of the host country.”

The statement said that Thursday, August 12 afternoon, the Head of Immigration Section and two other officials of the High Commission 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 the 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,” the statement concluded.

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