The Edo State government says it may totally shutdown the state particularly the boarders if the need arises.
The state commissioner for Health, Patrick Okundia, disclosed this Wednesday while speaking with journalists during the facility tour of the 12-bed isolation centre.
“What Edo has currently is partial lockdown, Edo state is bordered by several states, if Anambra and Delta states put a lockdown on their borders, they have also blocked Edo state border, So, if the other states blocked their borders, we are already protected. but when it becomes absolutely necessary, we may take that decision for a complete lockdown.”
He said the 12-bed Isolation centre fully equipped with 13 ventilators is ready to handle any case of coronavirus disease while another 28-bed Isolation is near completion.
“This is a small facility, it has a capacity of six male, six female bed capacity, and the reason why the governor decides to expand a bigger facility here is to accommodate more patients.
” The new isolation centre boasts of 28-bed capacity, with two large wards and up to about four private wards.
He said, “The centre has been ready for operationalization about three or four weeks now, the only thing is that no patient is here yet and currently, all the personnel are undergoing facility training.
He said the state government will be using the Stella Obasanjo Hospital and Ogbe Nursing Home as holding centre for Coronavirus patients who do not have any symptoms but the test result comes out positive.
On the two new Coronavirus cases in the state, he said they are waiting for information from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), to commence contact tracing.