Wednesday , June 9 2021

COVID-19: Edo records milestone in mgt of second wave, with zero active cases, no death in 11 weeks

Edo State has attained a milestone in the management of the second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19), recording no new deaths in the last 11 weeks, no new COVID-19 case in 12 days, with zero active case.

The state’s COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin City, said Edo is one of the first states to record zero active cases in the second wave of the pandemic.

Noting that the state has commenced second dose vaccination of eligible persons against the virus, Obi urged those who took the first dose to make themselves available for the booster dose meant to provide full protection against the virus.

He said Edo vaccinated over 38, 000 eligible persons across the state’s 18 local councils, including health workers, strategic leaders and other frontline staff in the first phase of the exercise.

The Incident Manager, 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 your facemask when in public; wash your 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.

He further charged residents with any COVID-19 symptoms to contact the Edo Emergency Operation Centre on this toll-free number: 08003625000 for assistance.

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