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COVID-19: Oyo activates emergency operation centres

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OYO State Task Force on COVID-19 has activated Emergency Operating Centres (EOCs) in the state.

  The task force headed by the state governor, Seyi Makinde has also named Dr. Taiwo Ladipo of the Ministry of Health as the Incident Manager in charge of the Operating Centres.

  A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said the decisions were reached at the second meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan..

  The statement also noted that the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello affirmed the release of two lines to coordinate COVID-19 related emergencies.

  The numbers were; 08095394000 and 08095863000.

  According to Dr. Bello, the State Surveillance Team is directly following up the suspected corona virus case in the state, who recently arrived Oluyole, Ibadan, from the United States of America.

  The statement re-emphasised the need for people of Oyo State to observe standard procedures of engagement at this time by maintaining social distance, regular hand washing and use of sanitisers.

  It reiterates that all schools are to remain closed till after the Easter holidays and until the state re-evaluates the situation on ground.

  Meanwhile Police in Oyo State are to embark on routine visits and patrols in checking the level of compliance on social distancing to curtail the spread of Coronavirus.

  This was contained in a statement issued in Ibadan and signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi for the Commissioner of Police.

  The statement noted the need for people to adhere strictly to the order of social distancing as part of efforts of the government to curtail the spread of the virus.

  It appealed to the public to act in accordance with the directives of the government and security agencies on social distancing.

  It noted that people should follow the directives on the closure of certain economic, religious, social and educational institutions without waiting for unnecessary use of force from security agencies.

  It added that people should, therefore, desist from spreading damaging rumours or fake news that might cause panic and disorder.

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