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Another COVID-19 patient discharged in Edo

Another COVID-19 patient discharged in Edo
April 18
21:20 2020
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The Edo government has announced the discharge of another COVID-19 patient in the state.

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo who broke the news, asked residents of the state to stay safe by staying at home.

“One more coronavirus (COVID-19) patient has tested negative twice for the virus and cleared to return home,” he said.

“Please, stay safe and stay at home, as we intensify efforts to check the spread of COVID-19 in our dear state.”

Patrick Okundia, Edo commissioner of health, said of the 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, six patients have now been discharged.

The commissioner said contact tracing was in progress for about 330 persons who had “different levels of contacts” with those who tested positive for the disease. He added that the number of suspected cases had increased to 123.

Okundia asked residents with the symptoms of the disease to take the opportunity of the ongoing testing across the state to know their status.

According to him, prompt detection and treatment of the disease increase patients’ chances of survival.

He asked residents to support the state government’s efforts at preventing the spread of the disease by complying with the guidelines to contain it.

“COVID-19 is not a death sentence and not a lifelong disease. Once treated and discharged, you are free to live a normal life,” he said.

“All citizens of Edo State are hereby encouraged to abide strictly with government directives on social distancing, use of face mask in the public, regular handwashing with soap and running water or using alcohol-based sanitizers, cough etiquette and compliance with the stay-at-home order.

“COVID-19 is real with immense impact on the health and wellbeing of the general populace and we all have a collective responsibility to contribute our quota in ending this scourge.

“I want to use this medium to commend the health workers of Edo State and our partners for a job well done so far.”

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