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General News of Wednesday, 20 October 2021

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Workers, visitors must present vaccination cards from October 31 – Kaduna

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna State Government has warned that anyone who wishes to enter any of its offices from October 31 must comply with Coronavirus protocol like wearing face masks and presenting vaccination cards.

It said the Ministry of Health has since commenced the vaccination of all civil servants, and this is expected to be completed by October 31.

This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye.

The statement read in part, “Visitors to government offices will need to present their vaccination cards.

“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.”

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

According to the statement, the state government is constantly monitoring infections in the state and reviewing the pattern of spread.

It added, “Based on these reviews, the State Coronavirus Taskforce has advised the government that the risk of mass infection by Coronavirus remains.

“This necessitates that careful attention must be paid to continued enforcement of preventive measures and encouraging residents of Kaduna State to practise 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.”

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