COVID-19: KDSG makes vaccinations, facemasks, mandatory as from Oct. 31 –Official



Adherence to COVID-19 protocols of vaccination and wearing of facemasks would compulsory as from Oct. 31, for anyone wishing to any government office, the state government said.

A statement conveying the directive, issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Communications to the Governor, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, on Tuesday, in Kaduna, noted that the Ministry of had since commenced the vaccination of all civil servants, an exercise that would completed by the end of October.

The government statement said: ‘’Visitors to government offices will need to present their vaccination cards.

‘’Given the limited supply of vaccines that are currently available, visitors that have not yet been vaccinated will, in the interim, permitted entry upon presentation of evidence of registration with the state Ministry of for the purpose of vaccination.’’

The  ‘’Commissioner for health, Dr. Amina Mohammed-Baloni, announced that residents are encouraged to register at the nearest primary centre for COVID-19 vaccinations, so that the relevant authorities can easily contact them as more COVID-19 vaccines become available.’’

According to Adekeye, the state government was constantly monitoring COVID-19 infections in the state and reviewing its pattern of spread.

‘’Based on these reviews, the State’s COVID-19 Taskforce advised the government that the of mass infection by COVID-19 still remains.

” This necessitates that careful attention paid to continued enforcement of preventive measures and encouraging residents of Kaduna state to practice personal responsibility more consistently.

‘’This is in line with the FORWARD campaign launched last year to help citizens preventive measures as the state reopened, after of lockdown,’’ he added.

Adekeye said that residents of the state should comply with the simple tests outlined in the FORWARD campaign.

The campaign counselled people on wearing facemasks, observing physical distance, practicing respiratory hygiene, washing hands often with soap and water or using hand sanitizer, avoiding large gatherings, remaining indoors as as possible and eat immunity-boosting diets. (NAN)