• May 11, 2021

As COVID-19 Figures Burgeon To 387, Edo Govt Calls For Caution


By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Residents of Edo State have been warned to be cautious and adhere to COVID-19 preventive guidelines and protocols, consequent to the escalating rate of confirmed cases of the virus in the state, which is now put at 387, making the state the fourth on the log of states plagued by the disease in the country..

Dr Patrick Okundia, the Edo State Commissioner for Health, gave the admonition on Sunday, while expressing the government’s alarm at the increasing rate the disease was spreading across the state, despite efforts so far put in place to stem it.

According to  Okundia, the worst hit Local Government Areas in the state are in this order:  Oredo, Ikpoba-Okha, Egor, Ovia North East, Esan North East, Uhunmwode, Ovia South West, Esan West, Etsako West, Esan Central, Etsako Central, Esan South East, Akoko-Edo, Owan East and Etsako East LGAs.

While calling on the Edo people to make themselves available for the ongoing mass screening in the state, the commissioner advised the people to comply with the directives of government and health authorities such as social distancing, regular hand washing, use of face masks, use of alcohol-based sanitizers and staying at home.


Agenda Watchdog

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