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Edo records 36 new cases of COVID-19 third wave, intensifies vaccination


A’Ibom has 796 active cases, gets 63,336 vaccine dozes

Edo State has recorded 36 new cases of COVID-19 pandemic, as the government intensifies efforts to contain the third wave of the pandemic and protect the citizens.
The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this after the daily virtual meeting of the task force, chaired by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Obi said the state was ready for the commencement of the second phase vaccination, noting that it would administer 65,020 doses of Moderna (mRNA) vaccines approved by the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA).
ALSO, the Akwa Ibom State government has reported 796 active cases amid plans to roll out vaccination of its citizens, adding that the state had taken delivery of 63,336 doses of the Modena vaccine.

Secretary to State Government (SSG) and Chairman, COVID-19 Committee, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, who disclosed this in Uyo, yesterday, encouraged the people to get vaccinated, saying the state would henceforth ensure strict compliance with safety guidelines.

He assured that the monitoring mechanisms were recently reactivated to ensure strict compliance with guidelines and protocols, stressing that offenders of the directives would henceforth be arrested and prosecuted.

“Government, therefore, issued a one hour maximum duration approval for religious gatherings, while businesses, worship places and corporate organisations risk closure, if their actors failed to comply with the directives,” he said.


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