…reviews curfew from 12 midnight to 5a.m daily
By Osaigbovomwan Iguobaro
The Edo State Government has announced a decline in the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) disease from 37.1 to 1 percent in the State, ahead of the National sports Festival billed for April 2-14 in the State.
The State deputy governor, Philip Shaibu and Chairman technical sub-Commiittee on Covid-19 in Edo State said this while given update on the State Covid-19 response on Friday in Benin City.
He noted that the fatality rate has been relatively stable, even as active cases have reduced to 37, making most of the hospitals and isolation facilities in the State almost empty.
Shaibu said over 16, 328 persons have been vaccinated against the covid-19 while recoveries from the deadly virus across the State have risen.
“While compliance to all non-pharmaceutical measures against the infection diseases must be strictly adhered to, we urged eligible members of the public to avail themselves the opportunity and get vaccinated against the deadly virus”, he said.
In the light of the above, the deputy governor also announced the review of the curfew earlier imposed on the State from 12 midnight to 5a.m daily as against the former 10p.m to 5.m, starting from Friday March 26, 2021.
According to Shaibu, “with the Covid-19 indices in the State, the curfew imposed is now reviewed to span from 12 midnight to 5a.m daily as against the former 10p.m daily”.
He also directed Edo Civil servants to resume the regular working hours, but with strict compliance with Covid-19 protocols including observing social distancing, compulsory use of facemasks and regular hand washing among others.