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COVID-19: Directive on compulsory vaccination in Edo stands – Gov Obaseki

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has stated that his authorities’s directive on no entry to public locations with out being vaccinated nonetheless stands.

Recall that the state authorities had introduced plans to make it obligatory for residents to take COVID-19 vaccine and current proof earlier than accessing public locations from the second week of September.

Nonetheless, the Governor at a information briefing in Benin on Wednesday, additional threatened to impose a lockdown, if residents did not comply with the directive and adjust to COVID-19 protocols as a way to halt the unfold of the Delta variant of the pandemic.

“The eye of the Edo authorities has been drawn to an order by a Excessive Court docket sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers directing the federal government to take care of the established order on the purported obligatory coronavirus vaccination for residents.

“To the most effective of our information, the order is, at finest, speculative and preemptive, because the scheduled date for the graduation of enforcement of the directive is the second week of September.

“We need to reiterate that our directive on vaccination stands,” Obaseki stated.

He urged these planning social, non secular, political or enterprise occasions after the second week of September to make sure that each themselves and their company weren’t solely vaccinated however possessed vaccination playing cards as proof.

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