The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki , on Monday, March 23, 2020, formally announced a ban on public gatherings of more than 50 persons in the state as part of measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus in the state.
The ban was contained in a press statement consequent to the confirmation of the first case of the deadly Coronavirus in the state on Monday, March 23, 2020.
The Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new case on its official twitter handle, adding that the Edo State case had brought the total confirmed cases in the country to 36.
Governor Obaseki also instructed that all schools in the state where to remain closed, while the state’s civil servants from grade level 1- 12 were to work from home, coupled with other measures being put in place by the state government to address the COVID-19 crisis.
*** Franca Joseph