Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force Impounds Vehicles

Oyo State COVID-19 Security and Enforcement Sub-Committee has impounded a total of twenty-two illegally parked vehicles during its special night operations to enforce compliance at clubhouses and public places in Ibadan.

Addressing the team of officers before the operation, the Executive Chairman, OYRTMA,Dr. Akin Fagbemi, who distributed protective tools to the officers such as hand gloves, portable sanitizers, nose masks and thermometers urged them to be professional in the exercise and respect fundamental human rights in the course of the operation.

Dispersing cluster of persons that formed a crowd of more than 10 at clubhouses, the Special anti-COVID-19 squad gave sufficient information on the need for residents to comply with the State Government’s directives on social distancing, regular washing of hands and other guidelines.

Clubhouses the enforcement team visited included Platinum, Awolowo Road; Hexagon, Samonda; Pleasure Summit, GRA; Cimola Hotel, Mokola; Latitude, Samonda; Mauve 21, Ring Road; Ventura, Sango and Shanty’s club among others across the State.

The Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) has also deployed over 200 men and officers to join the COVID-19 Taskforce Health Advisory Sub-committee to embark on public enlightenment at markets and public places within Ibadan for a campaign tagged: ‘Break in the Chain of Transmission Campaign on COVID-19’.

Iyabo Adebisi

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