OBASEKI MAKES WEARING OF FACEMASKS COMPULSORY IN EDO

Written by on December 24, 2020

GOVERNOR, GODWIN OBASEKI OF EDO STATE ON WEDNESDAY ANNOUNCED THAT WEARING OF FACEMASKS IN PUBLIC PLACES IS MANDATORY IN THE STATE AS HE ROLLED OUT MEASURES TO COMBAT THE SECOND WAVE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN THE STATE.

OBASEKI, WHO GAVE THE DIRECTIVE IN A STATE BROADCAST, ALSO ANNOUNCED THE REINTRODUCTION OF RESTRICTIONS AND REACTIVATION OF DISEASE SURVEILLANCE AND MANAGEMENT PROTOCOLS, INCLUDING PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES TO FORTIFY THE STATE GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS AT FLATTENING THE CURVE OF THE SECOND WAVE OF THE VIRUS.

THE GOVERNOR ADDED THAT AS PART OF THE MEASURES, ALL SCHOOLS IN THE STATE WOULD REMAIN SHUT UNTIL JANUARY 18, 2021.

REASSURING THE GOVERNMENT’S READINESS TO MANAGE ACTIVE CASES AND CHECK THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS, THE GOVERNOR STATED THAT THE STATE’S CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IS INTACT TO PROVIDE CARE FOR CONFIRMED CASES WITH 4 WELL-EQUIPPED, FUNCTIONAL ISOLATION CENTRES SPREAD ACROSS THE STATE.


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