March 26, 2023

The Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde has on Sunday relaxed the existing curfew imposed on the state from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The Governor who also is the chairman Covid 19 task force in the state in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, confirmed that the decision was reached at the COVID-19 Task Force meeting presided by him.

Mr Taiwo Adisa said, “The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force headed by His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde has approved that the curfew currently in force in the state runs from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The new directive replaces the initial order which pegged the curfew at between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

“Agreement has been struck with the management of a facility in Ibadan to provide bed spaces for a number of positive cases, whose status has been well considered by the experts”.

Governor Makinde urged farmers to take advantage of the decision to relax the curfew to enhance their farming activities.

He said the government is wrapping up renovations and face-lifting activities at its isolation centres located at Jericho, Agbami, Igbo-Ora, Ibadan, Ogbomoso, Saki and Aawe, near Oyo town. He added, “The state has so far recorded 233 COVID-19 positive cases, while 171 of them are active cases”.

Governor Seyi also indicated that the planned community testing, which could not take off at the weekend because of the public holidays and festivities, would commence by the end of the week.

“Training of health workers who will participate in the exercise will commence in the 10 locations after the holidays.” Governor Seyi concluded.

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