By Chioma Iruke
The Nigerian High Commission in London has been forced to enforce a 10-day closure and suspension of activities, after officials tested positive to COVID-19.
In a statement by the Commission, two officers tested positive to the virus which prompted the decision to curtail further spread among other officials.
Part of the statement issued by the commission reads, “In line with Covid-l9 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 United Kingdom is one of the highest countries affected by the pandemic, with over 6 million cases and 130,000 deaths.
In July, a chief midwifery officer, Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent urged pregnant women to get vaccinated against covid-19, as new research indicates that covid-19 hospital admissions among pregnant women were rising and that they may face an increased risk from the delta variant of the coronavirus.
“Vaccines save lives, and this is another stark reminder that the covid-19 jab can keep you, your baby and your loved ones safe and out of hospital,” said Dunkley-Bent in a statement on July 30.