Covid-19: We are working on palliatives – Oyo Govt.

Oyo State Government says it is working on palliatives to ease the pressure on the people following the partial shutdown of activities as part of the precautionary measures to curtail the spread of Covid-19.

Governor Seyi Makinde, who stated this during a telephone conversation in Ibadan, said that the state would need to work on accurate data and design that would ensure that the palliatives get into the hands of those who truly need them and not cornered by middlemen.

Governor Makinde explained that the government had stepped up enlightenment campaigns on Covid-19, while also enforcing measures on the lockdown of activities in the state.

He further maintained that as part of measures to contain the spread of the disease in the state, the state government in collaboration with the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has set up a diagnostic centre to handle testing of samples, noting that the state was only awaiting NCDC endorsement, saying that once the centres are certified, it would become easier to test more people.

Governor Makinde, who used the opportunity to informed residents of the state that he was in self-isolation following an instruction to governors who attended the last National Economic Council Meeting in Abuja, urged residents of the state to stay safe by following proper hygienic practices.

Iyabo Adebisi

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