- The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has advised Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state to impose a total lockdown of the state
- The monarch warned that Edo state was at risk of the continued spread of the pandemic
- The traditional ruler called for strict enforcement of a stay-at-home order and the observance of the social distancing in the state
The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has advised Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state to impose a total lockdown of the state to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
The monarch in a letter to the governor dated April 16, warned that Edo state was at risk of the continued spread of the pandemic, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He called for strict enforcement of a stay-at-home order, observance of the social distancing and other health and safety protocols advice given by health experts.
The traditional ruler said while efforts are made to manage the confirmed cases in the state, other measures should also be taken to contain the spread of the disease.
Meanwhile, Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has announced that five confirmed cases of coronavirus have recovered and tested negative twice.
Obaseki made the disclosure on Friday, April 17, while giving updates on the virus via his official Facebook page. According to the Edo governor, the patients who previously tested positive for the novel coronavirus have been discharged from the hospital.
He said: "I am pleased to announce that five (5) of the confirmed cases have tested negative twice for #coronavirus (#COVID-19 ) in our dear state. They have thus been discharged.
"This bolsters our resolve to defeat this common enemy, as we roll out more measures to check the spread of the virus and save more lives in the state."
In another news report, a medical doctor who was treating coronavirus patients in Edo state has tested positive for the disease.
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Aliyu Sokomba, the president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), made the disclosure on Thursday, April 2. Sokomba also stated that another doctor in the country recently died from Lassa fever.
He said that health workers in the country who are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus and Lassa fever must be protected if the country would make headway.
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