Covid-19: Schools in Edo to remain closed — Obaseki

Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said that schools in the state will remain closed until  Feb. 1, as the state grapples with the second wave of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Obaseki stated this at a news conference yesterday in Benin, as most States  across the Federation gear up to re-open schools on January 18.

According to the governor, in the last 46 days, the  State has recorded 493 new cases, 214 recovery and 12 deaths.

He said that the non-compliance to COVID-19 safety protocols had been largely responsible to the wide spread during the second wave.

Obaseki noted that in view of that, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew had been reactivated in the State, adding that the State had the logistics and human capacity to respond to the pandemic.

The governor expressed hope that the children would not stay at home longer than was expected.

He said that there was the possibility of introducing break after every hour to enable students to go out and get fresh air.

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