GOVERNOR OBASEKI MANDATES USE OF FACE MASKS IN EDO STATE
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has mandated the wearing of face masks in public places in the State.
Obaseki gave this directive in a statewide broadcast late on Wednesday, December 23. He 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.
“In line with the Federal Government directive, we have adjusted our curfew to now begin from 12 mid-night to 4 am daily, beginning from today, December 23, 2020, except on December 31st, 2020,” he said.
Obaseki also said that as part of the measures, all schools in the State would remain shut until January 18, 2021.
The Governor said; “the government has decided to reintroduce the following measures in Edo State to limit the spread of the second wave of COVID-19, particularly during this holiday period: Wearing of facemask is mandatory in public places; there should be a drastic reduction in number of people attending religious, political and social gatherings in one place; people are advised not to patronize or enter any public facility without hand wash station, provided with soap and running water; Make use of hand sanitisers and observe adequate hand hygiene.”
On Wednesday, the State Governments in Benue, Ogun, Ekiti, Kwara, and the FCT also announced restrictions that would help curtail the spread of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.