To curtail the spread of the novel Coronavirus in the state, the Edo state government has extended the curfew by fourteen more days.

The restriction on movement is applicable from May 13th, 2020—8pm to 6am daily and residents are advised to comply and only essential workers are allowed to commute at this time. Residents are also advised to practice handwashing, social distancing, avoid gatherings of more than 20 persons and wear a face mask in public.

This directive was released in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government Osarodion Ogie Esq.

Osarodion Ogie Esq.

In his words

The Edo State Government has extended the curfew in the state for another fourteen days, starting from May 13, 2020. The time for the curfew remains 8pm to 6am, daily. This is in furtherance of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

Government reiterates that only those on essential duty are allowed movement within this this period.

He tasked Edo residents to continue to adhere to regulations against the spread of the virus, including regular handwashing with soap under running water or use alcohol-based sanitizer; wearing facemasks while in public and avoiding gatherings of more than 20 persons, among others.