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COVID-19: FG sets Dec 1 deadline for all workers’ inoculation

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FEDERAL Government has given December 1 deadline for workers’ to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination before accessing their offices.

  Chairman of Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, dropped the hint during briefing of the committee, yesterday.

  According to Mustapha, the workers will be required to show their vaccination cards or a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests done within 72 hours.

  “With effect from 1st December, 2021, Federal Government employees shall be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 72 hours, to gain access to their offices in all locations within Nigeria and our missions. An appropriate service wide advisory/circular will be issued to guide the process,” Mustapha said.

  Explaining that statistics generated over the last four weeks on testing have shown that the trend of infection is going down in some states while in others trajectory is upward, Mustapha put total tested figure at over 3000.

  “The combined total for testing by PCR and RDT now stands at about 3.141, 795 million persons. The Aviation authorities in collaboration with the diplomatic sector have made reasonable progress in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Discussions are still on-going with the UAE Authorities to resolve the impasse,” he said.

  Similarly, federal government has removed South Africa, Turkey and Brazil from the list of countries where high level restriction was placed on travellers from visiting to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, announced the decision in Abuja, yesterday.

  According to him, the lifting of the restriction was with immediate effect.

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