The Edo State authorities from Wednesday will bar individuals but to take COVID-19 vaccine from gaining entry into authorities places of work.
According to the state authorities, the transfer would be the first section of its plan to bar unvaccinated individuals from massive public gatherings within the state.
Governor Godwin Obaseki had earlier vowed to disclaim unvaccinated individuals entry to banks, authorities places of work, worship and occasion centres from mid-September, drawing public criticism.
On Tuesday, Permanent Secretary of the state ministry of well being, Osamwonyi Irowa advised journalists that solely these with proof of vaccination will likely be allowed entry into authorities amenities, ranging from Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
“Beginning from September 15, Civil servants and others without COVID-19 vaccination cards will not be allowed into public facilities. Government House and public places will be manned by the task force.”
“Those civil servants without the cards and those who have not vaccinated will have to stay and work from home. This will be applicable in the 18 local government areas of the state,” he stated.
“If you have to enter the state secretariat and other government offices, you must have your vaccination cards.
“The first phase of the enforcement, which begins tomorrow, September 15, is targeted at state government facilities.
“Those that cannot provide their COVID-19 vaccination cards may have to excuse us and be working from home, pending when a decision will be reached. As a state, we are doing everything possible to make sure that people don’t get infected.
“We are appealing to our people to get vaccinated because that is the more suitable way to prevent the severity of the disease and avoid death. The enforcement teams will commence tomorrow to help us reduce the number of cases and deaths that we are recording daily.”
He added that the state authorities had devised a method inform a faux vaccination card from an actual one.
Similarly, Head of the COVID-19 enforcement workforce, Yusuf Haruna, stated the federal government had skilled 20 particular groups to implement the “no vaccination, no access to public places” coverage.
The state authorities famous that 20 unvaccinated individuals had died within the final 4 days.