The Nigerian High Commission in London in the United Kingdom has been shut after officials tested positive for COVID-19.
Sources furnished THEWILL exclusively with the letter informing of the closure, which will last 10 days beginning from Thursday, when the strains of the deadly disease were detected in the Diplomats.
Their infection with COVID-19 came to light when the Nigerian officials visited the UK Home office for a meeting and upon being subjected to mandatory tests at the entrance, they were found to be afflicted.
However, the High Commission did not name the concerned officials nor their ranks.
In the 12th August 2021 memo, titled, “Closure of Nigeria High Commission, London,” the country’s High Commission to UK detailed circumstances leading to the move.
It 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.”