Nigerian authorities have closed down the country’s UK embassy.

The action was taken when it was discovered that two embassy staff have contracted the Covid-19 virus disease.

According to the directives from the embassy, the facilities would remain closed for 10 days to sanitize and make it safe.

The embassy said in a statement that the mandatory 10-day closure began yesterday, 12 August 2021.

The embassy said- “One of two officials who went for a meeting at the British Home Office was found with the virus after a routine check.

“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.”

Nigeria shuts UK embassy over Covid-19 discovery.

The mission therefore decided to shut down as a precautionary measure, adding that it regrets the inconvenience and asked for cooperation from customers.




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