The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has imposed a 10-day dusk-to-dawn curfew on the state, with effect from Monday, April 20, 2020.
The curfew will prohibit movement of people from 7.pm to 6.am, within these period.
This announcement was made by the Governor on Sunday, April 19th, via his official twitter handle.
The governor said that the curfew would be reviewed after the 10-day period within which government must have increased screening and testing for the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
He said that this decision was to ensure strict compliance with all the measures aimed at curbing the spread of the deadly virus in the state.
He said: “Dear Edo people, to ensure strict compliance with measures to curb the spread of #COVID-19, I have given an order prohibiting movement of people in Edo state from 7 pm. to 6 am.
“This order will be reviewed after 10 days when we have increased screening and testing,”.
Godwin Obaseki said that the state government’s decision to impose partial lock down was to ensure that the economy of the state was not totally shutdown.
According to him, it is also not meant to expose the people of the state to hardship and fatal incidents that might follow a total lock down.
Recall that the state had recorded 15 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 and discharged six, with one death and eight active cases.