Coronavirus: Edo screens 126,000 residents – The Punch

Sola Shittu, Benin

The Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia, said  on Wednesday the state had intensified the screening and testing across the 18 local councils with over 126, 415 already screened and 759 persons tested.

Also, the state government on Wednesday announced the discharge of the 14th coronavirus patient.

In a statement, Governor Godwin Obaseki said he was determined to contain the spread of the virus and protect Edo people.

He said, “I am glad to announce that another COVID-19 patient has been discharged after testing negative twice for the virus.

“This brings the number of persons managed and discharged at our isolation facilities to 14. Our efforts remain centred on measures to contain the spread of the virus and protect Edo people.”

Okundia  said the screening centres have been scaled up across the state with the centres receiving over 30 infrared thermometers to boost the exercise, adding that the screening centre in Igueben had been activated while Central Hospital, Uromi, and General Hospital, Ekpoma, had since commenced  screening and testing.

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