Edo state government worried as state records 240 Covid19 cases, 10th death

The Edo Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki is extremely worried about the continuous increase in the number of Coronavirus infected persons is the state.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has said the number of confirmed cases in the state is at 240 and 10 death so far.

However, the state government is confident that it will win the war against the Coronavirus pandemic.

The governor said, “Our strategy is simple: screen, test, and treat. We have a target to screen a minimum of 500,000 people and test 5,000 persons. As a government, we need to take some drastic actions because if we continue at this level, we will not be able to cope.”

While speaking with newsmen, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, reaffirmed that the government has taken steps to contain the spread of the virus.

The commissioner concluded by saying that the state has about 600-bed capacity holding and isolation centers across the state.

(With extra infomation from Vanguard News)

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