COVID-19: Kaduna Bars Unvaccinated Persons from Entering Govt Offices

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John Shiklam in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government has warned that from October 31, 2021, anyone who wishes to enter any of its offices must have been vaccinated and must comply with Covid-19 protocol such as wearing face masks.

In a statement, the government reiterated said the Ministry of Health has since commenced the vaccination of all civil servants which was expected to be completed by the end of October.

The statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye stated that, “visitors to government offices will need to present their vaccination cards before they are allowed into government offices.”

The statement added that, “Given the limited supply of vaccines that are currently available, visitors that have not yet been vaccinated will in the interim be permitted entry upon presentation of evidence of registration with the state Ministry of Health for the purpose of vaccination.”

Adekeye said the, ‘’Commissioner of Health Dr. Amina Mohammed-Baloni has announced that residents are encouraged to register at the nearest primary health centre for Covid-19 vaccinations so that the relevant authorities can easily contact them as more Covid-19 vaccines become available.’’

Adekeye said the Kaduna State Government was constantly monitoring Covid-19 infections in the state and reviewing the pattern of spread.

“Based on these reviews, the State Covid-19 Taskforce has advised the government that the risk of mass infection by Covid-19 remains.

“This necessitates that careful attention must be paid to continued enforcement of preventive measures and encouraging residents of Kaduna State to practice personal responsibility more consistently.

‘’This is in line with the FORWARD campaign launched last year to help citizens adopt preventive measures as the state reopened after months of lockdown”.

Adekeye urged residents to comply with the simple tests outlined in the “FORWARD campaign.

“The campaign entails wearing Facemasks, observing physical distance, practicing respiratory hygiene, washing hands often with soap and water or using hand sanitizer, avoiding large gatherings, remaining indoors as much as possible and eat immunity-boosting diets,” he added.