Federal Government workers who have not received shots of the covid-19 vaccine would be banned from accessing their workplace as from december 1.

The disclosure was made at a briefing by the Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee PSC on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, adding that a circular would be released to this effect.

“With effect from 1st December, 2021, Federal Government employees shall be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 72 hours, to gain access to their offices, in all locations within Nigeria and our Missions. An appropriate service wide advisory/circular will be issued to guide the process”, he stated.

He further added that the summation of tests by PCR and RDT now stands at 3.141, 795 million people and charts over the last 30 days reveal that the curve is flattening in some states while the trajectory is still upwards in others.

“The Aviation authorities in collaboration with the diplomatic sector have made reasonable progress in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Discussions are still on-going with the UAE Authorities to resolve the impasse”, he said.

Mustapha said that out of the four countries placed on high level restrictions for travelers from such countries, after a review of situations, South Africa, Turkey and Brazil have excluded from the restricted list

“As you are aware, the UK has eased restrictions on fully vaccinated travelers from Nigeria to the UK with effect from 11th October. Nigeria welcomes this development and assures that the PSC shall continue to review Nigeria’s protocols based on global developments, science and national experience. A revised protocol will be issued in the next 24 hours”, he said.

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