A presidential committee said on Wednesday that starting in the first week of December, public employees in Nigeria would be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test for the illness in order to obtain entry to their workplaces.
To get access to their workplaces throughout the nation and its embassies overseas, unvaccinated government employees must provide a negative test result obtained within 72 hours to the presidential committee.
According to Boss Mustapha, head of the presidential steering group on COVID-19, “an appropriate service wide advisory/circular would be published to lead the process.”
A total of around 5,000,000 vaccine doses have been given in Nigeria to the country’s 200,000,000 residents, and millions more doses of Moderna and AstraZeneca injections obtained via the COVAX vaccination program for poor nations are now being deployed there.
Vaccines bought via an African Union initiative include 1.12 million doses of Johnson & Johnson, and 7.7 million doses of the Sinopharm (1099.HK) vaccine are on their way through COVAX.
Nigeria has 208,153 confirmed infections and 2,756 confirmed fatalities from COVID-19 so far, despite not doing many COVID-19 tests.
Nigeria prohibited travelers from several nations where the COVID-19 virus was aggressively circulating in May.
Following an assessment of events in those countries, the presidential committee agreed to remove South Africa, Turkey, and Brazil off its restricted travel list.