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Edo govt imposes 10-day curfew on state over COVID-19

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Sunday, imposed a 10-day dusk-to-dawn curfew on the state effective Monday.

Obaseki made the announcement on his official twitter handle, saying the curfew would prohibit movement of people from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. within the period.

The governor said the curfew would be reviewed after the 10-day period within which the government must have increased screening and testing for the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

According to him, the decision was to ensure strict compliance with all the measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Obaseki said: “Dear Edo people, to ensure strict compliance with measures to curb the spread of #COVID-19, I have given an order prohibiting the movement of people in Edo State from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

“This order will be reviewed after 10 days when we have increased screening and testing.”

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He said the state government’s decision to impose partial lockdown was to ensure that the economy of the state was not totally shut down.

Edo State has 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with six patients discharged and one death.

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