Covid-19: Oyo Government Bans Crossover Service in Worship Centres - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
Tue. Jun 18th, 2024
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Oyo State Government has called on Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Oyo State chapter to adhere strictly to the 12AM to 4AM curfew imposed by the federal government and conduct its cross-over services earlier on 31st of December.

The technical team of the Oyo state Covid-19 task force gave the admonition on Tuesday while addressing newsmen on the outcome of a meeting held among the members of the Covid-19 task force at the state’s Emergency Operation Center, Yemetu Ibadan, the state capital.

Reading the communique of the state’s Covid-19 Task Force to newsmen, the Coordinator, Oyo State Isolation Centers, Professor Temitope Alonge said the state government has banned street carnivals in all the nooks and crannies of the state with immediate effect.

He stressed that the existing nationwide curfew from 12 midnight to 4AM is still in force, adding that worship centers, night-clubs, bars, and lounges must to adhere strictly to the restriction, while event centers are reminded not to operate beyond 50% capacity of their facilities.

Also speaking at the briefing, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello, and the Clinical Epidemiologist working with the state’s Emergency Operation Center, Dr. Akindele Adebiyi explained that Oyo state has recorded 90 new cases within two weeks and cautioned residents of the state not to take government’s gentle stance for granted.

They said that Orelope and Ibadan North Local Government Areas have been identified as Covid-19 hot spot, noting that necessary machinery has been put in motion to ensure that Covid-19 test results are released within 72 hours, while treatment of infected persons is guaranteed.

In his remarks, Professor of virology, David Olaleye, who confirmed the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, called on the Oyo state citizens to go for the Covid-19 test at 30 collection sites located across the state in a bid to curbing the spread of the virus as the country battles the second wave of the pandemic.

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