COVID - 19: Ogun To Bar Unvaccinated Persons From Markets, Schools, Others After December - Abiodun - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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COVID - 19: Ogun To Bar Unvaccinated Persons From Markets, Schools, Others After December - Abiodun





The Daily Crucible | Published Monday, November 1, 2021

Governor Dapo Abiodun  of Ogun State on Monday threatened to bar unvaccinated people from markets,  schools, public places and public transport facilities
 after 60 days grace given to eligible residents and visitors to vaccinate expires. 

The 60 days ultimatum takes effect this November 1st and ends December 31st, 2021.

Abiodun issued the warning in Absolute after he  flaged - off the mass vaccination of eligible Indigenes and residents of the State against the dreadful Coronavirus disease.

The governor said that  the State had concluded plans to vaccinate no fewer than two million residents on or before December 25, this year, disclosing that this informed why vaccination centres had been increased from the initial 131 to 509.

At the flag - off ceremony  which took place at the Arcade ground, State Government Secretariat, Okemosan, which was attended by representatives of World Health Organisation(WHO) and pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, many Indigenes came forward to take the first dose of the vaccine.

The governor noted that vaccination remains the best measure to prevent the spread of the COVID - 19 and mortality in the event of infection.

He said: "We plan to vaccinate about two million people of our dear state in addition to those already vaccinated. We are increasing the vaccination sites from 131 to 509 across the 20 local Government Areas of the state. This process will include the primary, secondary and tertiary health facilities and selected private hospitals. 

"We will take this vaccination as parts of the health measures... This is because, we cannot afford to lose our guard. We will ensure the vaccination processes adequately. I enjoined our people to embrace this mass vaccination towards ensuring their safety and well-being in this Covid-19. 

"This also, we will demonstrate our seriousness, we are going to give a window to allow for this vaccine and that window start from today till the next 60 days. Anybody after sixty days that is not vaccinated will not be allowed in our offices, schools. Such person will not be allowed to do business with us. We will chase this person in our Markets, you will be required to carry your vaccine card with you at all time.

" It is important to note that a total of 298,789 people in the state have taken the first dose .for Covid-19 vaccine, while 138,000 people have had their second dosage. This figures implies that only about 5 per cent of the total population have received their first dose, while only 2.4 per cent have been fully vaccinated

"This is my vaccination card for all those who want to see. If you don't have a card like this, you will not come I to our secretariat, we will not do business with you, we will not allow Okada to carry you, we will not taxi to carry you, you will not be allowed in our Market. We will enforce this card, to be forewarned is to be forearmed."

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