Ebonyi State government is set to commence random testing of residents for coronavirus disease

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David Umahi

Ebonyi State government is set to commence random testing of residents of the state for the coronavirus disease.

Governor David Umahi stated this in a live broadcast after the State Security meeting at the weekend.

He said the state is targeting to test at least 2,000 persons in the next two weeks.

The Governor also announced a 7pm to 7am curfew in the state and directed security agencies and the anti-coronavirus taskforce to arrest anybody found outside his residence within the period.

He however exempted those offering ‘essential services’ such as health workers, security agents, and media workers who must have pass or permit.

Meanwhile, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew effective from today, prohibiting the movement of people throughout the state from 7pm to 6am, as part of measures to halt the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

Obaseki, who disclosed this in a broadcast, noted that the order will be reviewed after 10 days, when increased screening and testing of citizens in the state must have been achieved.