Covid-19: Oyo Govt. Activates Emergency Operating Centres

Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19 has activated emergency Operating Centres (EOCs) in the state.

The Task Force headed by the State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has also named Dr. Taiwo Ladipo of the Ministry of Health as the Incident Manager in charge of the Operating Centres.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, says the decisions are reached at the second meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan..

The statement also notes that the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello affirmed the release of two dedicated lines to coordinate COVID-19 related emergencies.

The numbers are 08095394000 and 08095863000.

According to Dr. Bello, the State Surveillance Team is directly following up the suspected corona virus case in the state, who recently arrived Oluyole, Ibadan, from the United States of America.

The statement re-emphasises the need for the people of Oyo State to observe standard procedures of engagement at this time by maintaining social distance, regular hand washing and use of sanitisers.

It reiterates that all schools are to remain closed till after the Easter holidays and until the state re-evaluates the situation on ground.

Iyabo Adebisi

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