Governor Godwin Obaseki addressing a gathering in Abuja on July 19, 2019.
The Edo State Authorities has secured two further testing services on the College of Benin Educating Hospital (UBTH) and the Stella Obasanjo Hospital, Benin Metropolis, as a part of elevated efforts to detect and handle COVID-19 instances within the state.
Governor Godwin Obaseki, who disclosed this in his Easter tackle, mentioned the state plans to display screen over 500,000 residents throughout the 18 Native Authorities Areas inside the subsequent few weeks.
“We wish to display screen as much as 500,000 residents in Edo over the following few weeks, and I’m happy to tell you that we now have two further testing services in Benin Metropolis, the place we plan to check as much as 5,000 residents.
“We’ll evaluate our present insurance policies once we get hold of adequate information and proof from the screening and testing,” he mentioned.
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Whereas reiterating his administration’s dedication in containing the virus, the governor urged residents to stick to directives on good hygiene and security.
In doing this, he desires the individuals to interact in common washing of the arms, use of sanitisers and observing social distancing.
“Ideally, the Easter season is marked by congregational worship and visits to family members, however I enchantment to you to restrain from sustaining this observe this era.
“The social distancing and keep at residence orders nonetheless subsist, so I enjoin you to keep up contact together with your family members and family members via digital media channels corresponding to WhatsApp, Fb and Zoom, in order that we will all be protected and guarded. In the event you should exit, accomplish that carrying facemasks,” Obaseki maintained.