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COVID-19: Edo state sets up two new testing facilities



The Edo State Government has secured two extra testing amenities at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) and the Stella Obasanjo Hospital, Benin City, as phase of multiplied efforts to notice and control cases of COVID-19 in the state.

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who disclosed this in his Easter address, stated the state plans to display screen over 500,000 residents throughout the 18 Local Government Areas of Edo inside the next few weeks.

Obaseki, who stated the authorities is working assiduously to include the scourge, advised residents to adhere to directives on precise hygiene and safety, such as ordinary washing of the hands, use of sanitisers and observing social distancing.

According to the governor, “We prefer to display up to 500,000 residents in Edo over the subsequent few weeks, and I am thrilled to inform you that we now have two extra testing facilities in Benin City, where we layout to take a look at up to 5,000 citizens. We will overview our contemporary insurance policies when we gain adequate information and proof from the screening and testing.”

He added, “Ideally, the Easter season is marked by using congregational worship and visits to cherished ones, however I appeal to you to restrain from sustaining this exercise this period. The social distancing and continue to be at domestic orders nonetheless subsist, so I enjoin you to preserve contact with your household and cherished ones through digital media channels such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Zoom, so that we can all be protected and protected. If you need to go out, do so carrying facemasks.

“For emphasis, I want to urge you to proceed to have a look at the hygiene and protection precautions, especially the everyday handwashing under running water, the use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers, and the remark of social distancing practices. Most importantly, please continue to be at domestic as much as viable and protect the humans round you.”


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