The Edo State Commissioner for Well being, Dr. Patrick Okundia has solicited the assist of all residents in curbing the unfold of coronavirus (COVID-19), noting that the state has recorded regular development in variety of suspected instances as a result of poor compliance with the sit-at-home order, social distancing directive, and different tips by the federal government to comprise the infectious illness.
Chatting with journalists in Benin Metropolis, Okundia stated Edo Ministry of Well being is monitoring a complete of 96 suspected instances, unfold throughout 12 Native Authorities Areas (LGAs) of the state.
The commissioner famous that whereas Oredo LGA has 36 suspected instances, Esan West, Egor, Esan Central and Ikpoba-Okha have 18, 8, 11 and 6 instances respectively.
Others are Esan North East (5), Etsako West (3), Ovia North East (5), Owan West (1) Orhionmwon (1), Etsako East (1), and Uhunmwode (1) LGAs.
He, nonetheless, assured that contact tracing and line-listing are on-going in all affected LGAs within the state.
Okundia stated two new toll-free traces (08001235111 and 08002200110) for COVID-19 response have been launched by the state authorities to strengthen the preliminary traces from the State Ministry of Well being and the World Well being Organisation (WHO), which have been distributed firstly of the outbreak.
He stated, “We enchantment to all residents within the state to enrich the state authorities’s efforts at making certain the well being and security of all residents by complying with the governments tips in opposition to the unfold of COVID-19.
“It’s fairly discouraging that whereas the federal government steps up measures to guard residents in opposition to this lethal virus, some recalcitrant members of the society have disregarded these orders, thereby endangering the lives of others. We name on all residents to stick to the stay-at-home order and observe different precautionary measures in opposition to the unfold of coronavirus as the federal government alone can not win this battle.”
“Wash your hand repeatedly below working water, use alcohol-based hand sanitisers, and observe social distancing. In the event you don’t have any critical cause to be out, please keep in your own home; don’t go exterior to carry what’s going to destroy your pals and kin,” Okundia added.