Residents of Ondo State have been mandated to receive COVID-19 vaccines in two weeks.
This is coming as the State Executive Council gave the residents of the state a two-week ultimatum to be vaccinated.
Revealing the development, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo said: “All residents of the state must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic in view of the ongoing efforts of the government to contain the spread of the Delta variant of the virus.
He added that going forward, evidence of the vaccination will be needed to access churches, mosques, hospitals, and other public places including government offices.
“Aside existing protocols, all residents must be vaccinated with effect from two weeks from now. After the expiration of this two weeks, evidence of vaccination will be the condition to access public places, churches, mosques. The Head of Service has been mandated to drive this process in the public service,” Ojogo explained.
Meanwhile, the state government has announced that it has suspended all activities in the state forest reserves including free areas and flitches with immediate effect.
Ojogo said the decision was reached at the SEC meeting.
He said the State Security Network codenamed Amotekun has been directed to enforce the council’s decision.