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COVID-19: Civil servants to present proof of vaccination, negative PCR tests from December 1— PSC



COVID-19: Civil servants to present proof of vaccination, negative PCR tests from December 1— PSC

By Abujah Racheal

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) said on Wednesday that officials will present from Dec. 1 evidence of vaccination or negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR), tests carried out within 72 hours to gain access to the offices.

The president of the PSC on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, revealed it during the presidential press conference on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Mustapha, who is also the secretary of the Federation government, said the move was aimed at boosting vaccination rates across the country.

According to him, as of December 1, 2021, federal government employees will have to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative result to the COVID-19 PCR test carried out within 72 hours.

He said this was to access their offices in all locations in Nigeria and at the missions, adding that an appropriate department-wide notice / circular would be issued to guide the process.

He also advised Nigerians to be extra vigilant during the holiday season.

“The PSC would like to warn Nigerians that two major religious festivities (Salah and Christmas) are approaching and that we will see an increase in passenger traffic in and out of the country.

“Likewise, events of large gatherings are likely to take place. As the PSC prepares to step up surveillance and other monitoring activities, we urge states and all Nigerians to also increase their vigilance and take steps to moderate activities, ”he added.

Mustapha said, “Statistics generated over the past four weeks on testing have shown that the infection trend is downward in some states while in others the trajectory is up.

The combined total for PCR and RDT testing now stands at around 3,141,795 people.

“The aviation authorities in collaboration with the diplomatic sector have made reasonable progress in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; discussions are still ongoing with the authorities of the United Arab Emirates to resolve the impasse.

Mustapha, however, said the decision to remove South Africa, Turkey and Brazil from the restriction list has been made.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the PSC had imposed a restriction on Turkey, Brazil and South Africa due to the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases.

According to him, over several months, four countries were subject to high-level restrictions on travelers from those countries.

The PSC has, after reviewing developments in these countries, decided to remove South Africa, Turkey and Brazil from the shortlist.

The Honorable Minister of Aviation today presented the position of African countries on the vaccine passport that some economic blocs and countries wish to impose for travel purposes.

“This is because African countries have struggled to access vaccines for their citizens in sufficient numbers.”

Mustapha said that “the UK has eased restrictions on fully vaccinated travelers from Nigeria to the UK as of October 11.

Nigeria welcomes this development and assures that the PSC will continue to review Nigeria’s protocols on the basis of global developments, science and national experience.

“A revised protocol will be published within the next 24 hours,” he said.

Source: NAN

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