Nigeria’s diplomatic missions in Washington, New York and Atlanta, United States have suspended passport interviews and biometric capturing over the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster.
The suspension, which takes impact from Monday, is till additional discover, the missions stated in separate statements made obtainable to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.
According to them, the choice is a part of precautionary measures to guard the “health and wellbeing of all passport applicants” and their workers.
However, they’ll proceed to difficulty Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC) to those that have to journey urgently, however by means of mail.
“Applicants for ETC should forward their applications by mail, attaching the relevant documents and self-addressed mailing envelope,” the Nigerian embassy in Washington stated.
The Consulate in Atlanta added that the ETC can be processed and mailed again to the candidates.
On Friday, President Donald Trump declared a nationwide emergency over the illness, which has rattled the world.
As at Sunday morning, the virus had contaminated no fewer than 2,815 folks and killed 59 others in 49 states throughout the U.S., together with the capital Washington, D.C.