Covid-19 Green Card: Five people arrested in Bauchi for having the card without vaccination
By Sammy OJ
The Covid-19 Taskforce in Bauchi said it arrested five people caught selling and buying Covid-19 green cards.
Executive Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, said this on Wednesday while updating Journalists on vaccination for Covid-19 Green Card in Bauchi.
Rilwanu Mohammed also lamented that many of the State’s healthcare workers and academia are leading in the resistance of the vaccine, a development he said is setting back the success of the exercise.
“In collaboration with the Police, Army and ICPC, we have been able to arrest some people who were buying the vaccine cards without taking the injection. They are now with the security agencies, undergoing investigations.
“Many people who shunned the jab when flagged off by the Governor, his Deputy and House of Assembly Speaker, later contracted the virus. Some people, who got vaccinated and felt the mild side effects of the vaccine, were giving others negative narratives. Some were placing metal and other objects on the spot of the jab to get people to reject it.
“We carried out a mass campaign on social media and moved to the rural areas for enlightenment,” he said.