COVID-19: Obaseki hails health workers as Edo discharges 14 more patients

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Godwin Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has hailed well being staff within the state for his or her sacrifice, resilience and dedication within the combat towards the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reassuring his administration’s help in direction of the safety and welfare of the state’s well being workforce. 

Governor Obaseki additionally introduced the restoration and discharge of 14 extra COVID-19 sufferers who’ve now examined destructive for the virus, following their remedy on the state’s isolation amenities.

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In an announcement, Obaseki stated the recovered sufferers have now been cleared to reunite with the society, including that the federal government will proceed to accentuate efforts to comprise the pandemic throughout all communities within the state and shield Edo individuals. 

“We have discharged 14 more COVID-19 patients from our isolation centres. The total number of recoveries stands at 267. However, one death has been recorded, bringing the number of fatalities to 33. We appreciate our frontline workers for their sacrifices. Please, stay safe.”

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Meanwhile, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, stated the state has recorded a complete of 873 confirmed circumstances, 5750 suspected circumstances and exited 2232 others, together with 1886 line-listed contacts and 346 persons-of-interest (POI) who’ve accomplished the obligatory 14-day follow-up and examined destructive.

Okundia famous that whereas the suspected circumstances have been recorded in 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state, the confirmed circumstances have been recorded in 15 LGAs together with Oredo, Esan West ,Egor, Ovia North East, Ikpoba-Okha, Uhunmwode, Etsako Central, Esan South East, Akoko-Edo, Esan Central, Ovia South West, Owan East, Esan North East, Etsako West and Etsako East.

The commissioner added, “We urge residents to help the federal government’s efforts at containing the pandemic by complying with all tips. Stay at residence and observe all precautionary measures towards the unfold of the infectious illness, together with common handwashing with cleaning soap below working water and the usage of alcohol-based hand sanitisers. Cover your mouth and nostril correctly when sneezing and/or coughing.

“Two new toll-free lines for COVID-19 response have been introduced by Edo State Government to strengthen the initial lines from the State Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) distributed at the onset of the outbreak. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, please call 08001235111 or 08002200110 for assistance.”


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