Ogun govt threatens to bar unvaccinated persons from markets, schools, others

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has threatened to bar unvaccinated residents from government offices, schools, markets, and public transport.

 

The governor also gave a 60-day ultimatum to the unvaccinated residents to obtain COVID – 19 vaccines.

Abiodun said this on Monday, during the flag-off of COVID – 19 mass vaccination campaign in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital.

The governor said the state had concluded plans to vaccinate no fewer than two million residents before December 25, this year.

He added that this informed why vaccination centres had been increased from the initial 131 to 509.

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. 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 60 days that is not vaccinated will not be allowed in our offices and 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.”