The Oyo State government is to commence distribution of palliatives provided by the State Government next week.
The state Governor Engr Seyi Makinde disclosed this at a press briefing on Saturday.
Governor Makinde stated that based on the data available, the packages will be distributed to 90,000 households identified as the poorest of the poor and 30,000 targeted vulnerable households.
The Governor while commending the Minister of Health for the work the ministry is doing at the national level to fight the COVID-19 pandemic which includes decentralising the accreditation of isolation/treatment centres to state level so that it can be quicker and more efficient disclosed that the Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan will be working with the Commissioner for Health in Oyo State, Dr BVA_Bello, to set up a five person accreditation team adding that UCH will also nominate someone to join the COVID-19 Task Force.
Also, Governor Seyi Makinde directed the partial reopening of the state secretariat on Monday 27th April 2020 with officers from Grade Level 13 and above to start working while Bush canteens around the secretariat will remain closed.
The Governor also disclosed that the task force has decided to relax the dawn curfew from 7pm to 5am for the benefit of farmers while distribution of one million masks to market women and men, artisans and civil servants will also begins.