Vaccination cards compulsory for all events in Lagos —Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced that the presentation of the COVID vaccination card is now compulsory for anyone who wishes to attend social gatherings within the Lagos State. 

Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, while giving an update on the management of COVID-19 in the state. 

“All social events must be duly registered to obtain Event Safety Clearance from the Lagos State Safety Commission website: prior to holding; and the guidelines set out below must be strictly adhered to. 

“Where possible, events should be held outdoors and occupancy limit at any event must not exceed 60 per cent of the maximum design capacity of the event centre. 

“Everybody, irrespective of vaccination status, must be subject to Rapid Diagnostic test (Antigen) to be conducted at the event venue or within 24hrs prior to the event at designated laboratories. (Request for rapid tests at the venue requires an application through the Safety Commission),” the governor said. 

The governor went on to say that, for persons under 18 years of age who were unvaccinated, the temperature of persons under age 18 should be checked and persons with temperatures above 37.5 degrees would be referred to paramedics or the emergency response team close by. 

“Despite the huge financial obligation and constraints associated with managing this pandemic, our administration will continue to do everything within its power to ensure the preservation of the lives and livelihood of residents of Lagos State. 

“I implore all residents of Lagos to comply with all guidelines and join hands with the government in the management of this pandemic,” Mr Sanwo-Olu said.

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