COVID-19: Edo govt urges compliance with guidelines to curb spread, intensifies enforcement activities
The Edo State Government has charged residents to continue to comply with all preventive protocols to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state, as the government intensifies efforts to contain the second wave of the pandemic.
Edo State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, who gave the charge while speaking to journalists in Benin-city, said the state has continued to record success in the management of the pandemic.
Obi, who urged residents to support the government’s efforts at curbing the spread of the virus to ensure a total victory over the pandemic, reassured that the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration will continue to deploy resources to check the spread of the pandemic and protect residents across all communities in the state.
“We urge everyone to support the government’s efforts at containing the pandemic by complying with guidelines to curtail the spread of the virus. We must continue to wear facemasks when in public; wash our hands regularly under running water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers and observe social distancing.”
Obi said decontamination of homes and offices of infected persons, contact tracing and line listing activities, strict enforcement of the state’s COVID-19 preventive protocols and the vaccination of eligible members of the public, among other activities to contain the second wave of the pandemic, are still ongoing.
Obi charged residents with any COVID-19 symptoms to contact the Edo Emergency Operation Centre on this toll-free number: 08003625000 for assistance.