#COVID19: Congo Brazzaville Banks Demand Vaccination Cards From Customers

Banks in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) are now demanding vaccination cards against the Covid-19 before customers are allowed access into their banking halls.

Banks in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) are now demanding vaccination cards against the Covid-19 before customers are allowed access into their banking halls, HumAngle can report. 

This measure started on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, and the banks said it was because of the low vaccination rate recorded in the country, and the continued proliferation of high-contamination variants of the coronavirus such as the Delta and Omicron variants.

So far, only 4.3 per cent  of Congo Brazzaville nationals have been vaccinated against the coronavirus pandemic.

The country has recorded 16,000 positive cases of the COVID-19 with 231 deaths so far.

In October this year, the country’s Prime Minister, Anatole Collinet Makosso, launched a 45-day “lightning operation” with a view to intensifying the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in the country and reducing the impact of the third wave.

During its last meeting on Nov. 19, 2021, the National Coordination for the Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic emphasised that presentation of  vaccination cards before accessing certain public administrative or private services such as ministries, banks, and popular places would be enforced on December 1, 2021

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