The Edo State Government has begged its residents to strictly adhere to set guidelines to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state.
This is coming after the death toll for the virus hit 77 in the state.
According to the commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, the state has recorded 5 more COVID-19-related deaths and 37 new confirmed cases.
He added that the government will keep ramping up efforts to win the war against the deadly virus.
His words, “The confirmed cases were tested at the Irrua Specialist Hospital (ISTH) laboratory and the University of Benin Teaching Hospital laboratory (38). We have now recorded a total of 2165 confirmed cases, 9950 suspected cases, 77 deaths and 1394 discharged persons.”
“The Edo State Government urges all citizens to comply with government directives, aimed at ensuring the health and safety of all Edo people.”
“While the government ramps up efforts to win the war against this deadly virus, it is vital that residents stay at home and observe social distancing guidelines and other precautionary measures against the spread of the disease, including regular handwashing with soap under running water and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers.”