- A nursing mother by name Amara Okoro has been declared wanted in Edo state by the statement government. These was contained in a briefing by the state Governor Godwin Obaseki who said the baby has already begin coughing.
Governor Obaseki on Thursday extend the dusk till Dawn curfew in the state for the next 14 days.
Governor Obaseki also announced the approval of an additional hazard allowance ranging from N90,000 to N300,000 per month for all health workers involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
“I am extending the curfew in Edo State for another 14 days from 8pm to 6am. With the lessons which we have learnt from the first round of distribution, measures have been put in place to make sure that only the targeted persons receive these palliatives,” he said.
“Since my last public update on the pandemic about 10 days ago, I am here to inform you that we have made tremendous progress especially in the areas of screening, testing and improved awareness of the citizens about the virus.
Governor Obaseki further added that the government will continue another rounds of distributions of food items in the state to reduce the hardship cause by Covid-19 pandemic in the state
“Working closely with private hospitals, clinics and pharmacists, we have been able to screen over 20,000 people and tested 297 residents. The increased screening and testing is the reason for the increase in the number of positive cases. We are aggressively pushing to screen our minimum target of 500,000 persons and test about 1 percent of that, which is about 5,000 residents in the next few weeks.
“As we increase testing, we are likely to see rise in the number of cases from Edo State. Of the over 20,000 persons we have screened, and the 297 samples which we have collected for testing, we have recorded 37 confirmed cases as at today, discharged nine persons and unfortunately lost three people. TheCable report.