COVID-19: Curfew Now 8pm to 5am; Mass Testing To Commence By Weekend” —Oyo Task Force

 COVID-19: Curfew Now 8pm to 5am; Mass Testing To Commence By Weekend” —Oyo Task Force

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has relaxed the existing curfew imposed on the State in respect of the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic to between 8.p.m. and 5 a.m.

According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the decision was reached at the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force meeting presided over by the Governor on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

The statement confirmed that the State has so far recorded 233 Coronavirus positive cases, while 171 of them are active cases.

It stated that a number of creative measures were approved for implementation by the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), which coordinates the operations of the thematic segments of the containment drives.

One of such, according to the CPS, is the approval of a facility in Ibadan for use as observation and isolation centre for a category of patients after thorough reviews.

It advised Farmers in the State to take advantage of the decision to stop the curfew at 5 a.m. to enhance their farming activities.

The statement added that the State Government is also wrapping up further renovation and face-lifting activities at its Isolation centres located at Agbami, Jericho, Ibadan, Igbo-Ora, Ogbomoso, Saki and Aawe, near Oyo town.

Besides, it also indicated that the planned community testing, which could not be kickstarted at the weekend owing to the festivities and public holidays, would commence by the end of this week.

The Task Force stated that training of Health Workers who will participate in the exercise will commence in 10 locations after the festive holidays.


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