Oct 18, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Nigeria to bar unvaccinated civil servants from offices

Nigeria will force federal officials to provide evidence of vaccination against Covid-19 before they can access their offices from December 1st.

The move is said to boost vaccination rates across the country, according to the government.

Boss Mustapha, chairman of the presidential steering committee for Covid-19, said government officials would alternatively have to submit negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests within 72 hours to gain access to offices.

He added that appropriate service-wide advice or a circular would be issued to guide the process.

“Statistics generated on testing over the past four weeks have shown that the Trend In some states, the rate of infection is falling while others are up, “said the government spokesman.

He added that the combined total for PCR and rapid diagnostic testing is now around 3,141. 795 is supposed to be The pandemic outbreak in Africa’s most populous country.

Nigeria has set itself the goal of vaccinating at least 40 percent of its population by the end of this year and 70 percent by the end of 2022.

So far it vaccinated only one percent of its more than 200 million inhabitants.