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COVID-19: Oyo state government ease curfew, announce new time

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The Oyo State governor Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, on Sunday, approved a change of time in the state curfew.

The State government said the time has been adjusted to 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Confirming the report to newsmen, the Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Taiwo Adisa, said the decision was taken at the Task Force on COVID-19 meeting held on Sunday.

According to Adisa, the state has so far recorded 233 COVID-19 positive cases while 171 are active cases.

Speaking further he added that numerous measures were approved for implementation by the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), which coordinates the operations of the thematic segments of the COVID-19 containment drives.

Adisa said: “The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force headed by His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde has approved that the curfew currently in force in the state runs from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The new directive replaces the initial order which pegs the curfew at between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

“Agreement has been struck with the management of a facility in Ibadan to provide bed spaces for a number of positive cases, whose status have been well considered by the experts.”

He also urged all farmers within the state to take advantage of the decision to improve their farming activities.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.

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