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Nigeria Shuts UK High Commission As officials contract COVID-19

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The Nigeria High Commission in London has shutdown its operation for 10 days after two of its officials tested positive for COVID-19.

One of the officials, Vanguard learned returned positive after the test was administered on him when he went for a meeting at the Home office, CityNews Nigeria gathered.

As a result, the Mission embarked on testing all officials after which another official tested positive.

While regretting any inconvenience the mandatory isolation of all its staff may cause, the Mission in a statement said the move is to check the spread by ensuing that those who were in contact with the affected persons observe the mandatory isolation.

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It reads, “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 the 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.

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“While the High Commission regrets any inconvenience that this may have caused, we solicit the cooperation of the general public.”

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