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COVID-19: Ondo Govt goes tough, issues fresh vaccination deadline

By Friday Omosola

The Ondo State Executive Council has issued a fresh deadline for civil servants in the state to get vaccinated and obtain their COVID-19 vaccination certificate to enable them access to their various offices.

The state government announced June 8, as the set deadline for all civil servants in the state, stressing that non-compliance would lead to total restriction from accessing offices. The new development was disclosed shortly after the State Executive Council meeting, presided over by the Commissioner for Regional Integration and Diaspora Relations, Mrs Bamidele Ademola-Olateju. The Trumpet Gathered

Mrs Ademola-Olateju told newsmen that the Akeredolu led administration would continue to keep its promises of ensuring that the well-being of citizens of the state remains the priority of the state government.

However, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Professor Francis Faduyile, said the council has directed the state Primary Healthcare Development Agency to ensure that residents of the state in various communities, workplaces, markets and worship centers are fully vaccinated.

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Prof Faduyile disclosed that only 16 percent of the eligible population in the Sunshine State have been fully vaccinated while about 3O percent were partially vaccinated.

He further lamented the low level of compliance from the people, stressing that Governor Akeredolu has demonstrated huge commitment to the safety of the people by making the vaccines available.

The Special Adviser maintained the need for the people to be conscious, adding that COVID-19 had not been completely eradicated as some countries are currently on lockdown due to the ravaging scourge of the pandemic.

He said: “The Council also pleaded with the public to always take care of their immediate environment most especially at this time when Lassa fever outbreaks have been reported in six local governments in Ondo State.”

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