Due to the increasing in death rates recorded globally, of which a high number of it is credited to Covid 19, organizations including Nigeria High Commission in London, in the bid of ensuring a Covid free environment, conducts a daily Covid 19 routine checks at its entrance. It was in the course of doing this that an official at the office was confirmed positive to the virus.
In response to this, the Commission quickly conducted Covid 19 tests for all its staff and soon discovered another person with the virus. Consequent upon this development, the High Commission declared a temporary closure of the Mission which will last for ten (10) days. This is to help people who have the virus and others that have come in contact with the carriers self-isolate.
In a statement titled: “Closure of the Nigeria High Commission, London” signed by Nigeria High Commission, London and dated Thursday, August 12, it clearly written that the London High Commission will remain closed for a period of ten (10) days. The Mission also announced regrets on any inconvenience that the closure might cause the general public.
The Statement read:
“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 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.”