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OYSG Begins Fight Against COVID-19: Increases Preventive Measures


The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde disclosed that the state has set up a Task Force responsible for preventing and curtailing Coronavirus cases in the state.

The Governor said that, "as I promised in my statement yesterday, we just finished holding the first meeting of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force".

Seyi who said it was necessary to set up the task, added that the Ministry of Health also started running enlightenment campaigns about coronavirus in markets, schools and for people in the hospitality industry, to maintain the hand washing culture and social distancing.

He further disclosed that there's the need to step up preventive Measures in the state while he listed the below;

1. Emergency operation centre to be set up within 72 hours.
2. Diagnostic Centre to be set up within 72 hours.
3. Schools to be closed immediately until after Easter
4. The Maternal and Health Centre at Olodo has now been re-designated as the state infectious disease hospital.
5. Two ambulances dedicated to coronavirus cases to be provided.
6. The disease surveillance and notifications system in the 33 LGAs and 35 LCDAs created earlier will be activated.
7. The Free Health Mission is hereby suspended.
8. The ongoing employee verification is suspended.
9. We will increase our enlightenment campaigns.
10. Wash centres will be provided in markets and public places.
11. Personal protective gear will be provided for our health workers through emergency purchases.

He later added that some people might still be unhappy about the rally held in the State a few days ago, while he reterates that if the information had come a few hours prior, the rally would not have held.

It should be noted that, as at the time of gathering this report, there's no confirmed case of Coronavirus in Oyo State as suspected cases test negative.

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