Edo bars unvaccinated civil servants from entering government offices

The Edo state government says it will start restricting entry into government offices for unvaccinated civil servants from today (Wednesday).

The state government said the move is the first phase of its enforcement of restriction on large public gatherings for persons without evidence of COVID-19 vaccination.

Addressing journalists yesterday, Osamwonyi Irowa, permanent secretary, Edo ministry of health, said only those with proof of vaccination will be allowed access into government facilities.

He said: “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.”

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