COVID-19: Oyo identifies 84 suspected cases, imposes curfew

COVID-19: Oyo identifies 84 suspected cases, imposes curfew

Joining her counterpart in the fight against the deadly virus, COVID-19, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state; after two new confirmed cases were confirmed and 84 new suspected infections discovered.

Makinde made this known via a series of tweets on Saturday morning.

This is coming a few hours after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control; announced that Oyo had recorded three cases of COVID-19.

The governor also banned all inter-states transportation; shuts markets and restricted gatherings to not more than 10 persons.


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He tweeted, “The COVID-19 confirmation test for two suspected cases has 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 state’s diagnostic centre set up in collaboration with the University College Hospital is now ready. The @NCDCgov certification is still pending; but the Director-General of NCDC has made a pre-statement about the molecular laboratory in Oyo State.

“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.




“As a result of this, I have directed that the following additional measures be put in place: a dusk-to-dawn curfew (7pm to 6am); no gatherings of more than 10 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.”

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