The Edo state government says it will start restricting entry into government offices for unvaccinated civil servants from today.
The state government said the move is the first phase of its enforcement of restriction on large public gatherings for persons without evidence of COVID-19 vaccination.
Addressing journalists on Tuesday, Osamwonyi Irowa, permanent secretary, Edo ministry of health, said only those with proof of vaccination will be allowed access into government facilities.
He said that those that cannot provide their COVID-19 vaccination cards may have to excuse them and be working from home, pending when a decision will be reached.
He said that they are appealing to their people to get vaccinated because that is the more suitable way to prevent the severity of the disease and avoid death. The enforcement teams will commence today to help reduce the number of cases and deaths that we are recording daily.
Yusuf Haruna, head of the COVID-19 enforcement team, said 20 special teams have been trained to enforce the no vaccination, no entry into government-owned facilities plan.