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The presidential committee said unvaccinated government workers will need to present a negative test result done within 72-hours before they are granted access to their offices across the country and its embassies abroad.

‘An appropriate service wide advisory/circular will be issued to guide the process,’ Boss Mustapha, chairman of the presidential steering committee on Covid-19, said in a statement.

Nigeria has administered some five million vaccine doses to its 200 million citizens, and is in the midst of deploying millions more doses of Moderna and AstraZeneca shots received through the COVAX vaccine scheme for developing countries.

It also has 1.12 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that it purchased through an African Union programme and is scheduled to receive 7.7 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine via COVAX.

Nigeria, which has not tested widely for Covid-19, has so far recorded 208,153 confirmed infections and 2,756 deaths from the virus.

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