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COVID-19: Oyo Imposes Dusk To Dawn Curfew, Closes Markets

A file picture of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (centre).


Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, introduced stringent measures to halt the coronavirus unfold within the state on Friday.

In line with the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC), Oyo now has three confirmed circumstances of the brand new coronavirus.

“As a result of this, I have directed that the following additional measures be put in place: a dusk to dawn curfew (7 PM to 6 AM); no gatherings of more than ten people should be held anywhere in Oyo State,” Makinde stated on Friday in a collection of tweets.

“From Sunday night, March 29, 2020, all markets will be closed except those selling perishable food items.”

The Governor additionally suspended inter-state transportation, incoming and outgoing, aside from autos carrying meals objects, medical, pharmaceutical and petroleum merchandise.

“This takes effect from Sunday night, March 29, 2020,” Makinde stated. “All measures will be reviewed on a weekly basis.”


— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) March 27, 2020


In line with the Governor, 84 different suspected circumstances have been recognized within the state as contact tracing and assortment of samples begin.

“The state’s diagnostic centre set up in collaboration with the University College Hospital is now ready,” Makinde stated. “The Nigerian Centre 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.”

He famous that the state’s “index case remains stable and is still under observation in the isolation unit at Agbami Chest Centre, Jericho.”

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