Edo Discharges Five COVID-19 Patients, Active Cases Now 7

Edo State government says it has discharged five of its confirmed cases of COVID-19 after they tested negative twice for the virus.

This was announced by the Governor, Godwin Obaseki via his twitter handle on Friday.

“I am pleased to announce that 5 of the confirmed cases in #EdoState have now tested negative twice for #Covid_19,” he said.

“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 #Covid_19.”

Before the announcement Edo State had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one recorded death, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

With the recent announcement, Edo State has 7 active cases of the virus.

Obaseki had on Thursday announced a ban on street trading as one of the measures to curtail the spread of the virus.

The governor also announced plans to increase testing for the virus in the state.

“We want to screen up to 500,000 citizens in Edo over the next few weeks, and I am pleased to inform you that we now have two additional testing facilities in Benin City, where we plan to test up to 5,000 citizens,” the Governor said in his Easter message.

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