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4 African countries imposing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for their workers

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), global COVID-19 figures have reached 219 million with 4.55 million deaths from the pandemic.

A couple of African countries are taking extreme measures towards restraining a further spread of COVID-19 in their region.

However , a number of African countries have made COVID-19 vaccination compulsory for their workers. Here are some of the African countries.

1. Kenya.

In August, a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination was put in place for workers. Kenya’s Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua, told the briefing that COVID-19 vaccination has become compulsory for civil servants in the country. 23rd August was the set deadline for workers to get vaccinated and those who fail to do so may face disciplinary action.

Kinyua said that, that some public servants have deliberately avoided being vaccinated so that they can stay from work under the disguise of working from home.

Kenya has 252,066 COVID-19 cases and has recorded 5,224 deaths from the virus.

2. Nigeria.

The Nigerian government in early October announced that workers that have not been fully vaccinated will not be allowed entry to their offices from December 1.

Nigeria has 209,298 COVID-19 cases, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The death toll as of Sunday, October 18 is 2,837.

3.Egypt.

Egypt government has also announced that it will restrict public service workers who are not vaccinated, from entering government buildings starting in mid-November.

A cabinet notice on Sunday, October 18 said workers would have to be vaccinated or take a weekly COVID-19 test to be allowed into government buildings from November 15.

Egypt has 318,456 COVID-19 cases and has recorded about 17,970 deaths from the virus

4.Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's secretary for information, at the weekend said that all civil servants who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be allowed to work from Monday.

Those who are not vaccinated and those who are not working will not be paid.

Zimbabwe has 132,368 cases of COVID-19 and has recorded 4,658 deaths from the virus.

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