Saturday, November 28, 2020
COVID-19: Makinde Bans Social Gatherings, Church Services

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Monday night announced suspension of all social activities like weddings, burials as well as church services until further notice.

The Governor made this disclosure during a live broadcast to the people of Oyo state on the pandemic Corona Virus.

He disclosed that he understand how the pandemic will affect people socially, economically and spiritually, but these are the sacrifices need to make to preserve and protect loved ones.

Governor Makinde said the state is collaborating with the College of Medicine to set up two Diagnostic Centres at the University College Hospital, Ibadan which will begin operations by the end of the week.

“Both are awaiting the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s validation. We are also awaiting reagents for testing which have been ordered.

We have also set up an additional isolation centre by redesignating the Maternal and Health Centre at Olodo as the Oyo State Infectious Disease Centre with a capacity for over 100 cases. Rehabilitation of the isolation centre is ongoing.”

He added that the forthcoming Agribusiness summit and Nigerian Minning Geopsciences summit has been postponed indefinitely, while verification exercise and free health mission going on in the state has also been put on hold.

“Again, I enjoin everyone to work with us and do everything in their power to practice social distancing. With commitment and the grace of God we shall conquer this.” Governor Makinde added.

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