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Edo records zero death from COVID-19 in six weeks


Reports one new case in five days 

Edo State has continued to record success in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, recording zero death in the last 43 days and one new confirmed case in the last five days.
The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this during the daily virtual meeting of the State COVID-19 Task Force, presided over by Governor Godwin Obaseki.


He said the government had intensified decontamination of homes and offices of infected persons, contact tracing and line listing activities, sensitisation and enforcement of the state’s COVID-19 preventive protocols, as well as vaccination of eligible persons, among other activities to contain the pandemic.
According to him, the state collected 84 samples and recorded one new case, one recovery, and zero death in the last 24 hours, with four active cases being managed at various treatment and isolation centres.
Obi, who noted that the state had so far vaccinated over 33, 843 persons with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, urged residents to support the government’s efforts at containing the spread of the virus by ensuring that they comply with safety guidelines against the pandemic.
“We urge everyone to support the government’s efforts at containing the pandemic by complying with guidelines to curtail the spread of the virus.

“We must continue to wear a facemask when in public places, wash our hands regularly under running water, use alcohol-based hand sanitisers and observe social distancing,” he said.


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