Passport interviews and biometric capturing have been suspended in the Nigerian embassy located in the United States by Nigeria’s diplomatic missions in Washington, New York, and Atlanta.
The suspension, which will actively begin on Monday, is said to be until further notice, the missions revealed in separate statements were provided to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday. According to the information reaching us, this regrettable action is part of precautionary measures taken by the agency to safeguard the “health of all passport applicants” and their staff. Regardless, the Nigerian embassy in America will continue to give out Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC) via email to some people who need to travel urgently.
“All applicants for ETC are to send their applications by email, and are advised to include their important documents and self-addressed mailing envelope,” the Nigerian embassy seating in Washington D.C revealed.
The Consulate in residence in Atlanta also said that the ETC would be processed and mailed back to the applicants. On Friday, the world was in a more confused state when the news was making rounds that President Donald Trump might have contacted the Coronavirus as a national emergency was declared over the disease, which has rattled the world. As on Sunday morning, the deadly virus had infected not less than 2,815 people and killed 59 others in 49 states across America, including the capital Washington, D.C.