Makinde Imposes Curfew, Bans Gatherings Of More Than 10 People as Coronavirus Cases increase

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Engineer Seyi Makinde, Oyo state governor has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew from 7:00pm to 6:00am and ban gatherings of more than ten people in the state over the coronavirus pandemic cases increase. This was tweeted on Friday by the Governor.

Makinde added that from Sunday night, all markets will be closed except those selling perishable food items.

He also added that all inter-state transportation will be suspended except vehicles carrying food items, medical, pharmaceutical and petroleum products.

He said “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.

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

“Also, inter-state transportation into and out of the state will be suspended except vehicles carrying food items, medical, pharmaceutical and petroleum products. This takes effect from Sunday night, March 29, 2020. All measures will be reviewed on a weekly basis.”

He also gave updates on the two new confirmed cases in the state.

“The COVID-19 confirmation test for two suspected cases have come back POSITIVE. The isolation process has been initiated. 84 Persons of Interest have been identified, and contact tracing and collection of samples have commenced.

“The index case remains stable and is still under observation in the isolation unit at Agbami Chest Centre, Jericho. The number of confirmed cases in Oyo State is now three.”

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