Edo State government on Thursday announced the ban on street trading in the state to prevent spread of COVID-19.
The government also promised to enforce restriction of movement and social distancing in the state.
The state deputy governor and Chairman, the technical committee of Edo State’s COVID-19 taskforce, Philip Shaibu stated this while briefing newsmen, said the state government would continue to take decisions in the best interest of the people.
He explained that markets have been moved to public school premises to facilitate trading of essential commodities such as foodstuffs and medicine.
The State Health Commissioner, Dr Patrick Okundia said screening of residents would soon commenced starting with 10 centres in Oredo Local Government Area and four private hospitals to screen 500,000 persons with the ultimate goal of testing 5,000