COVID-19: FG fixes date to ban unvaccinated workers

The Federal Government has stated that workers will be denied entry from their offices from Dec 1 if they are unable to show proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 pandemic or a Polymerase Chain Reaction PCR test done within 72 hours.

Mr. Boss Mustapha, chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee PSC on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF announced this on Wednesday, during a press briefing.

He said: “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.

“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.

“As you are aware, the UK has eased restrictions on fully vaccinated travelers from Nigeria to the UK with effect from 11th October. Nigeria welcomes this development and assures that the PSC shall continue to review Nigeria’s protocols based on global developments, science and national experience. A revised protocol will be issued in the next 24 hours.”

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