The United States Embassy in Nigeria has reacted to reports that the American government is recruiting and granting visas to foreign medical personnel in order to tackle the spread of COVID-19.
In a statement on Friday evening, made available to POLITICS NIGERIA, the embassy described the reports as ‘false’ adding that “Only medical professionals with a previously approved H or J petition will receive an emergency visa appointment”.
“The U.S. Mission is aware of a misunderstanding caused by a message that led many to believe the U.S. is recruiting foreign medical professionals to assist the COVID-19 response.”
“This is incorrect. Only medical professionals with a previously approved H or J petition will receive an emergency visa appointment.”
“We are sorry for the misunderstanding.” the statement read.