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General News of Friday, 19 November 2021

Source: punchng.com

Gombe criminalises sale of coronavirus vaccination card

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Gombe State Government has warned those planning to sell COVID-19 vaccination cards to desist or face punishment.

The government also clarified that vaccination is freeIssuing the warning on Thursday in Balanga Local Government Area, the state Deputy Governor, Dr Manassah Jatau, noted that vaccination is the most promising ‘tool’ for the prevention of COVID-19.

He said, “So far, vaccination is the most promising ‘tool’ in protecting people from COVID-19 and its unwanted effects.

“The strategy of mass vaccination adopted by the state is to ensure wider coverage and accessibility to the vaccine.”

Jatau added, “Owning or issuing COVID-19 vaccination card by or to people that have not undergone the test and vaccination is criminal and appropriate sanctions shall be applied once caught.”

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