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Edo Govt To Bar Unvaccinated Civil Servants From Work

 

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The Edo State Government has announced that from Wednesday, September 15, all civil servants who are yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will be barred from entering their offices.

The Head of the COVID-19 Enforcement Team in the state, Haruna Yusuf, disclosed this at a press briefing on Tuesday.

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“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,” Yusuf said.

Read Also: ‘An Obvious Misconception’; Edo Govt Denies ‘Compulsory Vaccination’ For Residents

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.

So far, Edo State has recorded 5,945 COVID-19 cases.

It has also recorded the second-highest death toll in the country (214) – 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 75,204 2,190 72,350 664
FCT 20,954 681 20,094 179
Rivers 11,483 836 10,509 138
Kaduna 9,366 81 9,219 66
Plateau 9,252 98 9,093 61
Oyo 8,540 704 7,649 187
Edo 5,945 563 5,168 214
Ogun 5,332 68 5,185 79
Ondo 4,236 301 3,857 78
Akwa Ibom 4,236 640 3,554 42
Kano 4,131 67 3,952 112
Kwara 3,708 442 3,207 59
Delta 3,201 560 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 2,333 52 2,236 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
Adamawa 1,153 23 1,098 32
Bayelsa 1,150 116 1,007 27
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 542 52 469 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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