The Edo Government has begun fumigation of homes and offices of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) across six Local Government Areas(LGAs) of the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia, who made the disclosure to journalists in Benin on Friday, said the move was part of measures by government to prevent further spread of the virus.
According to him, the decontamination will take place in the homes and offices of the 17 confirmed cases in Oredo, Esan West, Egor, Ovia North East, Ikpoba-Okha, and Uhunmwode LGAs.
The commissioner noted that while the state had recorded two deaths, seven of the confirmed cases had tested negative twice to the virus and had been discharged,.
He said the eight active cases were being managed at various isolation centres in the state and were responding well to treatment.
Okundia, however, urged Edo residents to make themselves available for screening currently going on in various centres across the state.
The commissioner said that the screening would help government ascertain the pattern of spread in order to enhance strategies at containing the virus.
He said, as government intensified efforts at curtailing the spread of the disease, the citizens should abide strictly by government directives on preventive measures against the pandemic.
He listed the measures as social distancing, use of face mask in the public, regular ha