Edo State has recorded 38 new cases and four deaths from COVID-19, as the government intensifies efforts to contain the second wave of the pandemic.
The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this during the virtual meeting of the State COVID-19 Task Force, presided over by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Obi disclosed that as part of efforts to contain the spread of the virus and protect citizens, the state government increased sample collection and testing in all communities of the state.
He noted that Edo State recorded 38 new cases and four more deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, adding: “We also recorded 50 recoveries and 414 active cases being managed at various isolation and treatment centres in the state.”
Obi, who urged residents to complement government’s efforts at containing the pandemic by strictly observing all safety and health guidelines, charged citizens with COVID-19 symptoms to contact the Edo Emergency Operation Centre for assistance.
“As the state government intensifies efforts to contain the second wave of the pandemic, we appeal to everyone to support the Governor Obaseki-led administration in ensuring the health and safety of all citizens by complying with guidelines against spread of the virus.
“Wear your face masks in public, wash your hands regularly under running water, use alcohol-based hand sanitisers and observe social distancing,” he admonished.
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