The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has mentioned all Nigerian authorities workers might be required to indicate proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a adverse Polymerase Chain Response (PCR) take a look at outcome to achieve entry into their places of work by December 1.
This was made recognized on Wednesday by the PSC Chairman and Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha.
Mustapha, who spoke at a briefing by the PSC in Abuja, mentioned: “With impact from 1st of December, 2021, Federal Authorities workers shall be required to indicate proof of COVID-19 vaccination or current a adverse COVID-19 PCR take a look at outcome finished inside 72 hours, to achieve entry to their places of work, in all areas inside Nigeria and our missions overseas.
“An acceptable service-wide advisory/round might be issued to information the method.”
He additional mentioned the PSC had determined, after a correct overview of improvement inside their borders, to loosen up the restriction imposed on travellers from Brazil, Turkey and South African.
He mentioned: “Over a number of months, 4 international locations had been positioned on high-level restriction for travellers from such international locations. The PSC has after a overview of the developments in these international locations, determined to take away South Africa, Turkey, and Brazil from the restricted record.
“As you might be conscious, the UK has eased restrictions on absolutely vaccinated travellers from Nigeria to the UK with impact from eleventh October. Nigeria welcomes this improvement and assures that the PSC shall proceed to overview Nigeria’s protocols primarily based on international developments, science and nationwide expertise.”
On the diplomatic row with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over journey ban because of testing situations, the SGF famous that the aviation authorities in collaboration with the diplomatic sector have made affordable progress in collaboration with the Ministry of Overseas Affairs.
“Discussions are nonetheless ongoing with the UAE authorities to resolve the deadlock,” Mustapha knowledgeable.
He famous that elevated passenger visitors in and overseas might be skilled with the method of two main non secular festivities (Sallah and Christmas).
In response to him, each occasions will set off gatherings of individuals.
“Whereas PSC prepares to escalate surveillance and different management actions, we urge the states and all Nigerians to additionally improve their vigilance and take measures to reasonable actions,” he mentioned.
Mustapha added that statistics generated over the past 4 weeks on testing have proven that the development of an infection goes down in some states whereas going up in others.
He put the mixed whole determine for testing by PCR and fast diagnostic take a look at (RDT) at about 3, 141,795 million individuals.
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