Edo govt laments lapses in Covid-19 enforcement mandate

Edo govt laments lapses in Covid-19 enforcement mandate

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The Edo State government has acknowledged lapses in the security pillar of Covid-19 enforcement team in the State, rolling back the gains already recorded against the transmission of the disease.

Recall that the government had Wednesday, September 15, 2021, began enforcement of restrictions on large public gatherings for persons without evidence of COVID-19 vaccination with government offices across the State in a bid to curb the rise in the number of infections and mortalities.

Permanent Secretary State ministry of Health, Dr. Osamwonyi Irowa made the remark on Monday at Covid-19 daily briefing in Benin City.

He said the development account for a decline in Covid-19 vaccine uptake of the vaccine since the past few days in the State.

According to him, “We have had a low turnout of people coming out for vaccination. Even if we are already coming out of the wood. We need to get more people vaccinated.

“There were some places I went to a few days ago, nobody demanded for my proof of vaccination.

He enjoined residents to not the see the preventive measures against the spread of the pandemic and taking responsibility for their own safety instead of seeing the disease as government business.

“People should not see the vaccination that it is government venture alone”, he said.

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Earlier in a presentation, head Edo State Covid-19 Case Management, Dr. Ebomwonyi Osagie said five unvaccinated persons died from Covid-19 since last week Thursday across the health facilities in the State.

He revealed that a total of 136, 82 persons in Edo State have had at least a single dose of Covid-19 vaccine, adding that 147 persons who presented themselves for Covid-19 test at in the State, but could not be traced due to wrong phone numbers and addresses.

He said the third rate from Covid-19 disease since the third wave began in Edo State is 86 while 130 persons have recovered from the disease.

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