By OSENI YUSUF, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew, following the confirmation of two new cases of Coronavirus in the state.
The governor also suspended all inter-state travel from and into the state while also banning gathering of more than 10 people.
Makinde made the disclosures while giving an update on the Coronavirus situation in the state in a series of tweet on Friday night, adding that 84 persons of interest have been identified, while contact tracking and collection of samples have commenced.
He added that the state’s diagnostic center set up in collaboration with the University College Hospital is now ready.
“The COVID-19 confirmation test for two suspected cases have come back positive. The isolation process has been initiated.
84 persons of interest have been identified, and contact tracking and collection of samples have commenced.
“The state’s diagnostic center set up in collaboration with the University College Hospital is now ready.
The Nigerian center for Disease Control (NCDC) certification is still pending but the Director-General of NCDC has made a pre-statement about the molecular laboratory in Oyo state.
“The index case remains stable and is still under observation in the isolation unit at the Agbami Chest Center, Jericho.
“As a result of this, I have directed that the following additional measures be put in place: a dusk to dawn Curfew (7pm-6am); no gathering of more than ten people should be held anywhere in Oyo state. From Sunday night, March 29, 2020, all market will be closed execpt those selling perishable food items.
“Also, Inter-state transportation into and out of the state will be suspended except vehicles carrying food items, medical, pharmaceutical and petroleum products. This takes effect from Sunday night, March 29, 2020. All measures will be reviewed on a weekly basis.
“As part of our COVID-19 sensitization programme, over 30,000 handbills in English, Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa have been produced for distribution.
“We thank NPG farms and Hatcheries for their donation of 1000×100ml and 100×500ml hand sanitizers to Oyo state.
These will be distributed in markets from tomorrow, ” Makinde tweeted.