Edo State Government today locked out workers who did not provide proofs of having taken the COVID-19 vaccine.
The government made good its threat on the enforcement of COVID-19 no-vaccination, no-entry to government facilities, by sending its workers home.
Hundreds of civil servants and others who had businesses at the State Secretariat, located along Sapele Road, were turned back over failure to produce proof of vaccination against the deadly disease.
Leading the enforcement was the head of the State COVID-19 Enforcement Team, Mr. Yusuf Harun, who was said to have manned the gate to the Secretariat, opposite the EFCC office in the GRA, as early as 7.00am.
Other officials of the team took charge of other entry points to the Secretariat.
It was gathered that the same exercise was carried out at Ministries and Departments located inside other government buildings around Ezoti Street and elsewhere.
Those who provided their vaccination cards were allowed entry, while others who could not were turned back.
The monitoring team also scanned the cards for genuineness, before being allowed into the Secretariat.
Some civil servants said they were taken by surprise and did not bring their cards with them, while those who had it in their offices had to send their colleagues to bring them to the gate before they were allowed in.