Suspected Coronavirus patients in Edo State have tested negative, according to the state government.
Crusoe Osagie, the Spokesman to the Governor of the state said: “We are committed to keeping Edo people abreast with the government’s response mechanism to the outbreak of COVID-19 across the world and in Nigeria.”
Osagie said in a statement on Sunday that, ”At the moment, we want to inform the general public that there is no confirmed case of COVID-19 in Edo State.”
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“The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, in his last update, said for the last suspected case which was presented at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), samples were taken to the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, which tested negative to COVID-19,” he said.
Osagie continued: “All suspected cases of COVID-19 whose samples were sent to the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) from Edo State, also tested negative to the virus.
“The state government has taken proactive measures to ensure that we protect our people and guard against the spread of the virus to the state.”
He added that an emergency response team has been deployed in the airport in Benin, the state capital, to ensure the discovery of the virus in good time.