Report just coming in says, attendance in some of the churches today in Benin City, Edo state was very poor.
This is as a result of the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria. Despite the need for social distancing and other personal hygiene as suggested by Health experts, worshippers refused to turn up for Sunday church service.
A visit to some churches today in Benin city by this reporter, Festus Alenkhe revealed that, the attendance in most of the churches was very low. There was however a long space in-between persons in the seating arrangement inside the church.
Some of the churches had handwashing kits and sanitizers at the entry point of the church auditorium.
But the fear of the next person that will contact the dreaded communicable disease made most church worshippers to stay indoor. Some persons interviewed described the Coronavirus as serious health challenge that must be quickly checked.
They appealed to all relevant medical scientists to urgently discover the drugs that can kill the virus.
As at the time of filing in this report, no case of Coronavirus has been reported in Edo state. But the people are told to always observe the simple personal and environmental hygiene with social distancing.
Edo state government and all relevant agencies have been placed on red alert as all the doctors drawn from both public and private sectors have been mobilised to stand by in case of any eventuality.
Isolation centres have been created by the Edo state government at the Stella Obasanjo Hospital in Benin city as well as Edo Central and Edo North.