…intensifies vaccination across LGAs
Efforts by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led state government to contain the second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has continued to yield gains as the state has witnessed a decline in case positivity and fatality rates, recording zero new case and no death from the virus in the last 24 hours.
The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this during the daily virtual meeting of the State COVID-19 Taskforce, chaired by the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
Obi said the state recorded 18 new recoveries with 143 active cases that are being managed at various treatment and isolation centres in the state.
He noted that the state has also intensified vaccination across the state’s 18 local government areas, adding that “the vaccine is being administered in phases with front line workers being the first; the second, third and fourth phases include the elderly, those between 18-49 years with co-morbidities and the rest of the eligible population between the ages of 18 -49 years respectively.”
According to him, “Edo State is witnessing a reduction in the number of infections, deaths and active cases. In the last 24 hours, we recorded 18 more recoveries, zero new cases, with no death from COVID-19.”
Reiterating the need for residents to come out for the vaccination exercise and comply with preventive protocols against the spread of the virus, the Incident Manager stated: “To sustain the gains recorded in the fight against the deadly virus, it is necessary for everyone to get vaccinated and after vaccination, ensure that all COVID-l9 guidelines are adhered to, to avoid a possible re-infection.
“We should therefore continue to adhere to all the basic preventive measures including vaccination and continue frequent hand washing with soap under running water, avoid close contacts, regular use of face masks and to observe all government preventive protocols for COVID-19.
He further urged citizens with COVID-19 symptoms to contact the Edo Emergency Operation Centre on this toll-free number: 08003625000 for assistance.