No Vaccination No Work Rule Before Dec. 1 In Nigeria
The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has said that all Nigerian government employees will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) result to access their offices. before December 1.
This was announced on Wednesday by the president of the PSC and the secretary of the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, Mustapha, who spoke at a PSC briefing in Abuja, said: “As of December 1, 2021, federal government employees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-PCR test result. 19 done within 72 hours, to have access to their offices, in all locations within Nigeria and our missions abroad.
“An appropriate service-wide circular or notice will be issued to guide the process, He further said that the PSC had decided, after a proper review of development within its borders, to relax the restriction imposed on travelers from Brazil, Turkey, and South Africa.
He said: “For several months, four countries received high-level restrictions for travelers from those countries. The PSC, after a review of developments in these countries, decided to remove South Africa, Turkey, and Brazil from the restricted list.
“As you know, the UK has eased restrictions on fully vaccinated travelers from Nigeria to the UK as of October 11. Nigeria welcomes this development and ensures that the PSC will continue to review Nigerian protocols based on global developments, science, and national experience. ”
In the diplomatic dispute with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the travel ban due to the conditions of the tests, the SGF noted that the aviation authorities in collaboration with the diplomatic sector have made reasonable progress in collaboration with the Ministry of Relations Exteriors.
“Talks are ongoing with the UAE authorities to resolve the deadlock He pointed out that the increase in passenger traffic in and out of the country will be experienced with the approach of two important religious holidays (Sallah and Christmas).
According to him, both events will trigger meetings of people, As PSC prepares to intensify surveillance and other enforcement activities, we urge states and all Nigerians to also increase their surveillance and take steps to moderate activities Mustapha Said
However, Mustapha added that statistics generated over the past four weeks on testing have shown that the infection trend is decreasing in some states while increasing in others, He put the combined total figure for PCR testing and the rapid diagnostic test (RDT) at approximately 3.11.795 million people.