‘Obey stay-at-home rule’, Edo govt appeals to residents

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By Monday Ajogun

Benin – Government on appealed to its residents to obey the partial shutdown rules laid down to help curtail the spread epidemic.

Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu made the appealed when he addressed newsmen Government House, Benin.

According to him, we went round today to monitor compliance to partial shutdown and some are still trading on commodities other food items.

“Some traders are still trading on commodities other food and this act is unacceptable.

is real and is for our own good that this decision is taken by the government.

“I appeal to our to obey this rules and stay at home; we need you alive to contribute your own quarters to the the state and our country.

“You need to obey this rule to help stop the spread our dear state.

“Social distancing is still not observed some of the markets we visited and this is not acceptable.

“We urge the to step up in enforcing the partial shutdown among our . Same should be done with our commercial drivers to carry the designated numbers of , ” he said.

For his part, the -South coordinator of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Wale Famiyesin urged the to kindly obey the shutdown rules, adding that this would help in curbing the spread of .