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COVID-19: Edo govt insists on compulsory use of facemasks, others as second dose vaccination begin Tuesday

The Edo State Government has urged residents to continue to adhere to all preventive and safety protocols against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and leverage the opportunity of the second dose vaccination, which begins on Tuesday, June 01, 2021 to get full protection against the virus.

Edo State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, who gave the charge while speaking to journalists in Benin-city, reiterated the need for citizens to get vaccinated against the virus and continue to comply with all preventive protocols to contain the pandemic in the state.

Noting that the state has continued to record success in the management of the pandemic, Obi said with strict compliance with guidelines and support of all residents, the state will win the war against the pandemic.

He said Edo vaccinated over 38, 000 eligible persons across the state’s 18 local councils, including health workers, strategic leaders and other frontline staff in the first phase of the exercise.

Obi, who urged residents to support the government’s efforts at curbing the spread of the virus to ensure a total victory over the pandemic, reassured that the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration will continue to deploy resources to check the spread of the pandemic and protect residents across all communities in the state.

“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 your facemask when in public; wash your hands regularly under running water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers and observe social distancing.”

Obi said decontamination of homes and offices of infected persons, contact tracing and line listing activities, strict enforcement of the state’s COVID-19 preventive protocols and the vaccination of eligible members of the public, among other activities to contain the second wave of the pandemic are still ongoing.

He charged residents with any COVID-19 symptoms to contact the Edo Emergency Operation Centre on this toll-free number: 08003625000 for assistance.

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