Bye Bye to Owanbe As Lagos Govt Says Only Those With COVID-19 Vaccination Card Can Attend Party
- The Lagos state government under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu says Lagosians cannot attend party without vaccination card
- Recall that the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 said civil servants without proof of vaccination would not be allowed to enter their offices as from December 1
- Lagosian are known to love their parties and the decision by the government will likely not go well with them
The Lagos state governments got tougher with the enforcement of their directives on compulsory COVID-19 vaccination, Guardian newspaper reports.
According to the Babajide Sanwo Olu-led government, all attendees of social events in the state must present their vaccination cards, Punch added.
Recall that the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 led by the secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, had in October said civil servants without proof of vaccination and negative coronavirus tests would not be allowed to enter their offices as from December 1.
Also, the federal government, on December 1 disallowed unvaccinated civil servants from accessing their offices, on Tuesday barred visitors that were not vaccinated from government buildings in Abuja.
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Lagos governor Sanwo-Olu raises alarm over rising COVID-19 cases, deaths
In another report, the rise in the number of COVID-19-related fatalities recorded in the last week presents a worrying trend of the third wave of the pandemic in Lagos as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, August 2 briefed the residents on the development.
Governor Sanwo-Olu confirmed that Lagos had been recording a daily average of six deaths at its isolation centres in the last week.
A statement sent to Legit.ng by Sanwo-Olu's spokesman, Gboyega Akosile quoted the governor.
The governor said isolation centres in Lagos have recorded a five per cent increase in occupancy in two weeks.
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He added that there is every reason to believe the state is witnessing the third wave.
Recall that the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Wednesday, July 14, confirmed what appears to be the third wave of COVID-19 on its campus as some students were said to have been infected.
In a statement released by its spokesman, Nonye Oguama, UNILAG said there is an increased number of patients at the University of Lagos Medical Centre showing symptoms of the virus.
The school said it will address the issue according to stipulated guidelines of the federal and state governments.