The Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia has said that the state has intensified Active Case Search (ACS) activities for 796 persons in 18 Local Government Areas of the state.
The commissioner noted that from the onset of the outbreak, Edo State has recorded a total of 792 suspected cases of COVID-19 and 95 confirmed cases spread across eleven LGAs, including Oredo (58), Esan West (4), Egor (8), Ovia-North East (6), Ikpoba-Okha (10), Uhunmwode (2), Etsako Central (1), Esan South East (1), Akoko-Edo (1), Esan Central (1), and Orhionwon (1).
Okundia said, “The Edo State Government has continued to step up measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the state, as we are committed to protecting our people. As part of these efforts, the state has opened five screening centres at border entries into the state, in addition to the existing screening and testing facilities, and mobile posts across the state; these are currently being scaled up across the 18 LGAs and 192 wards of Edo State.
“We urge all residents to make themselves available for the ongoing massive screening and testing, as it will complement government’s efforts at curtailing the spread of the virus”
“Also, we charge you to comply with all government directives, aimed at keeping you safe and healthy. Stay at home and observe social distancing guidelines and other precautionary measures against the spread of the infectious disease, including regular hand washing with soap under running water and the use alcohol-based hand sanitisers,” the commissioner added.