Coronavirus In Italy Sparks Fears In Edo

Following the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy many residents of  Edo State have expressed fear and worry.

It is a known fact that many families in the state have at least one relative in the country currently battling the deadly virus.

Since news broke an Italian in Lagos tested positive to the deadly virus, this has sparked fears among Edo People prompting them to check on their family members in Italy.

However, Edo State Government says it has commenced various activities to stop coronavirus from spreading to the state.

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Speaking at a press briefing in Benin city,  commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, said a team has been deployed to the Benin Airport to get information on the manifest of the airline that brought the Italian into the country.

According to The Nation, Dr. Okundia said it has also sensitized staff at the Benin Airport on the screening modalities of air travellers as well as creating awareness for the public on the new coronavirus.

Health care workers across all health facilities in the 18 local government areas have also been said to have been sensitized while surveillance officers have been placed on red alert to carry out active case search in all health facilities at all entry points.


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