Edo records 8 new cases, 15 more recoveries – Edo State


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.

He noted that the government has intensified sample collection and testing as well as sensitisation and enforcement to ensure compliance with preventive protocols to guard against the spread of the infectious disease.

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

The Incident Manager noted, “Edo, in the last 24 hours, recorded eight confirmed cases and 15 recoveries from COVID-19, with 232 active cases. The eight new cases were confirmed from the 168 samples collected within the 24-hour time frame.”

Obi who reiterated the state government’s charge for residents to adhere to the precautionary health and safety protocols to guard against the spread of the virus, disclosed that the various isolation and treatment centres in the state are currently managing the 232 active cases in the state.

He added: “As the government intensifies measures to contain the pandemic across all communities, it is necessary for everyone to comply with prevention protocols.

“Basic precautionary measures and hygienic practices, including proper and compulsory use of facemasks, keeping safe social distance, avoiding large gatherings, regular handwashing with soap and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers, must be duly adhered to in order for citizens to be safe and healthy.”



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