September 21, 2023

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government’s strategy to tackle the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is to reduce the rate of spread through public enlightenment.

In a statement on Tuesday, the governor said his government had reactivated isolation and treatment facilities and disease surveillance protocols to contain the spread of the virus in the state.

He said, “In order to decrease the number of COVID-19 cases and reduce deaths from this second wave, we must emphasise public enlightenment. As much as possible, you should avoid crowded places, closed places and close contact with other people.”

Stressing the need for caution as residents in the state celebrate the Yuletide, he said, “We appreciate that during the Yuletide, there are normally a lot of interactions with family and friends, but unfortunately, we will have to sacrifice this old practice so that we can be alive to enjoy many more Christmas and year end activities in the future.”

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