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Health News of Monday, 20 September 2021

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Edo laments rise in coronavirus spread, death rate

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

The Edo State Government has urged residents to complement government’s efforts at containing the COVID-19 pandemic by coming out to get vaccinated against the deadly virus.

The state’s COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, gave the charge while addressing journalists in Benin City on Saturday.

Obi, who decried the rise in the number of infections and deaths in the state, reiterated the need for all citizens to continue to comply with preventive protocols against the spread of the virus in order to remain healthy and protected.

He said, “While the government intensifies efforts to contain the pandemic and ensure the safety of Edo citizens, we charge everyone who has been administered with the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine, to come out for the second dose in order to get full protection against the virus, while others who have not been vaccinated are encouraged to come out and get the vaccination, as the vaccines are safe, free and effective.”