The Nigerian Embassy in Mexico will be closed for seven days as a result of a new COVID-19 epidemic that has sickened six embassy employees.
The closure, which starts on Monday (today), was mandated by Adejare Bello, the Nigerian ambassador to Mexico.
The ambassador reaffirmed that the affected employees are presently receiving the best care possible and added that they are in the capable medical staff’s capable hands, who have reaffirmed to him that the situation is under control.
This information was released on Sunday in a statement by Abimbola Tooki, the Special Advisor to the Ambassador on Media, titled, ‘Nigerian Embassy in Mexico shuts down due to fresh outbreak of COVID-19.’
The statement read in part, “The closure of the mission is to forestall further spread of the virus. A total of 6.82 million cases with 328,000 deaths have so far been recorded in Mexico since the outbreak of the virus.
“Bello disclosed that appropriate quarters like the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja and that of Mexico have been duly notified of this development.
“The temporary closure, according to the ambassador, will allow the Embassy to be fumigated and all other precautions put in place while the closure lasts.
“Bello also disclosed that all home-based officers and the local staff of the mission have been directed to work from home pending further directives.
“Mexico has administered at least 209 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs two doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 82.2% of the country’s population. The temporary closure will allow the Embassy to be fumigated among other precautionary measures.”