COVID-19: Edo records 28 new cases, as govt urges adherence to precautionary protocol
Edo State has recorded 28 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 270, as the state government cautions residents to abide by the precautionary health and safety guidelines.
The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this in a briefing at the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), chaired by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
He said: “We have collected a total of 3452 coronavirus samples from our screening and testing centres across the state since we started tracking the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic on December 1, 2020. Out of this, 270 returned positive. We have recorded 5 deaths so far. There are 28 new cases returned from our laboratories as at today.”
He added that the state government is intensifying efforts in containing the spread of the virus by ramping up public enlightenment and reactivating screening and testing centres across the state to ensure early detection of the disease among the population.
He urged religious leaders, parks, markets, eateries to ensure to provide amenities to encourage people to abide by the safety and health protocols, adding, “Provision should be made for handwashing stations which will encourage regular handwashing while directives on social distancing and use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers should be obeyed.”