Mexico: Nigerian Embassy closes as most Staff contract COVID-19

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The Nigerian embassy in Mexico has been closed temporarily as most of the staff contracted COVID-19.

The Nigerian Ambassador to Mexico, Adejare Bello, stated this on Monday, affirming that majority of the staff were down with the virus.

He stated that the embassy would be closed for seven days and the premises would be fumigated within the period.

In his words:

“I came back to see that most of my staff were not on the ground and it was reported to me that they tested positive for COVID-19.

“Having worked with them for one week, I saw that if we don’t take some precautions, it will continue to spread. I ordered on Friday that from today, Monday, the embassy is temporarily closed down to allow us to sanitise the environment, fumigate and for workers, those that are just getting better, to stay at home and get better.”

He disclosed that Mexico is currently having over 100,000 active cases, hence the need to take precautions to halt the spread of the virus at the embassy.

“As of today, the daily death rate from COVID-19 in Mexico is around 84,” he said.

He added that the staff would continue working remotely while he would be available to address urgent issues.