The Edo state government has taken a daring step in its bid to stop the spread of COVID-19 infections and deaths Starting from Wednesday, September 15, the state government said unvaccinated civil servants will no longer be allowed in the offices The government appealed to all the residents of the state to get vaccinated, adding that the vaccine remains an effective way to avoid deaths from the virus. Daily Trust reported that the state government also barred all those who are yet to take the COVID vaccine from accessing public places. Legit.ng gathers that this was announced on Tuesday, September 14, by the permanent secretary Mr Irowa. Irowa described the development as a “no vaccination card, no access to public places” policy. He said the government is not forcing anyone to take the vaccine but “if you don’t have the vaccination card you can’t access our public facilities” The Cable also quoted Irowa as saying: “If you have to enter the state secretariat and other government offices, you must have your vaccination cards. “The first phase of the enforcement, which begins tomorrow, September 15, is targeted at state government facilities. “Those that cannot provide their COVID-19 vaccination cards may have to excuse us and be working from home, pending when a decision will be reached. As a state, we are doing everything possible to make sure that people don’t get infected." He also appealed to residents in the state to get vaccinated.