Federal Government agencies have started the “Operation Show Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card,” a plan to only allow vaccinated Nigerians to enter government buildings, joining states like Kaduna and Delta that already have a similar existing protocol.
This was disclosed by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency in a statement on Thursday morning.
Those without vaccination cards are also allowed to show a negative PCR test done within 72 hours before being allowed entrance into government buildings.
“In line with the directives of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, MDA’s, Parastatals, including the NPHCDA have begun implementation of the ‘show your COVID-19 Vaccination card’ or ‘Negative COVID-19 PCR Test result done within 72 hours’ to gain access into their offices in all locations within Nigeria,” the NPHCDA said.
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Nairametrics reported last month that the Federal Government announced it will commence a nationwide “Operation Verify Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Online” to reduce risks and fraudulent activities related to Covid-19 vaccinations.
In October, the Kaduna State Government warned that visitors to government offices will need to present their vaccination cards while adding that social distancing and masking protocols will also be compulsory for anyone entering a government office.