In an attempt to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state, the Edo State Government, on Thursday, declared a carrier of the deadly disease, wanted.
Governor Obaseki declared the woman identified as Amaka Okoro, a nursing mother wanted during a statewide broadcast monitored by Global Times.
According to the governor, the woman who lives at No. 2, Idubor Street off Second Ugbor, is on the run with her baby after she tested positive for the virus.
Obaseki requested anyone with useful information on Amaka’s whereabouts to contact the security personnel.
“One Mrs. Amaka Okoro, who tested positive for COVIDー19 , is wanted for treatment. She is a nursing mother, who has a baby that is already coughing. She lives at #2 Atoe Idubor Str, off 2nd Ugbor, Benin City.
“She has been unreachable since her results returned positive.
“Mrs. Okoro poses a threat to herself, the baby and the general public. Anyone with useful information on her whereabouts should please contact the relevant health and security agencies,“ he wrote on Twitter.
Obaseki also announced the extension of the dusk-to-dawn curfew it imposed on the state for two weeks.
The governor said this is due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the state.
“Following a review of the recent developments in the fight against the spread of COVID__19 , I have extended the dusk-to-dawn curfew in Edo State for the next 14 days, but with some alterations to the timing.
“The curfew would now be from 8pm to 6am daily,” he wrote.
According to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday morning, Edo recorded seven new COVID-19 cases, making it a total of 37.