COVID-19: Edo Govt Workers Without Vaccination Cards Barred From Offices

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It was not business as usual on Wednesday in Edo State as civil servants who failed to show a COVID-19 Vaccination card were barred from entering their offices.

This followed the announcement by the State Government on Tuesday that it will begin enforcing the ‘no-vaccination-no-work’ policy.

“We have trained special teams and these special teams will be spread across the 18 local governments of Edo State.

“What we are going to do tomorrow is to allow those who have the authentic vaccination card, access to their government working places and those without, can go back and work from home and government will know how to deal with that,” the Head of the COVID-19 Enforcement Team in the state, Haruna Yusuf, said at a briefing on Tuesday.

 

Government workers in Edo State were greeted with the ‘no-card-no-entry’ banner on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, as the state government begins taking stringent measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This comes amid speculations that the state government is working towards making vaccination compulsory for all residents.

However, Governor Godwin Obaseki in a statement last week described the reports as an “obvious misconception”.

He had given residents up to the second week of September to get a vaccine or risk being barred from public places such as banks, receptions, churches and mosques.

 

A security man checks in a worker at the entrance on September 15, 2021.

 

So far, Edo State has recorded 6,008 COVID-19 cases.

It has also recorded the second-highest death toll in the country (215) – justifying talks about the ‘compulsory vaccination’, as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus.

Below is a breakdown of the COVID-19 cases across Nigeria.

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 75,324 2,310 72,350 664
FCT 21,012 699 20,134 179
Rivers 11,557 826 10,583 148
Kaduna 9,381 91 9,222 68
Plateau 9,255 64 9,130 61
Oyo 8,571 734 7,650 187
Edo 6,008 571 5,222 215
Ogun 5,336 64 5,193 79
Ondo 4,346 406 3,857 83
Akwa Ibom 4,236 640 3,554 42
Kano 4,136 53 3,971 112
Kwara 3,708 442 3,207 59
Delta 3,212 571 2,556 85
Osun 2,818 34 2,699 85
Enugu 2,675 112 2,534 29
Nasarawa 2,426 42 2,345 39
Gombe 2,334 46 2,243 45
Katsina 2,214 50 2,129 35
Anambra 2,173 97 2,057 19
Ebonyi 2,059 24 2,003 32
Abia 1,880 50 1,805 25
Imo 1,784 95 1,650 39
Ekiti 1,658 301 1,332 25
Bauchi 1,568 13 1,538 17
Benue 1,512 70 1,418 24
Borno 1,344 0 1,306 38
Bayelsa 1,161 127 1,007 27
Adamawa 1,155 25 1,098 32
Taraba 1,074 36 1,014 24
Niger 1,001 67 914 20
Sokoto 796 2 766 28
Jigawa 573 12 545 16
Cross River 553 14 518 21
Yobe 501 2 490 9
Kebbi 458 9 433 16
Zamfara 253 2 243 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

 

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