Oyo Govt. Orders Compulsory Use of Face Mask

Oyo State Government has ordered compulsory use of facemask to contain the spread of coronavirus, considering the increasing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

Chairman of the State Covid-19 Task Force and the State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde disclosed this while briefing journalists on the latest developments on the dreaded virus. 

Governor Makinde, who affirmed that it had become necessary for whoever was going to public places to use a face mask, said the government would produce one million face masks to test the new policy in Oyo State.

Governor Makinde said due to the four new confirmed cases, reopening of the State Government Secretariat would not be feasible next Monday but 27th of April, which he said was still subject to review.

Governor Makinde, however maintained that palliatives would be distributed to the poorest of the poor next week, noting that the challenge of credible data slowed down the process.

The governor equally announced the readiness of the state to increase isolation centres with focus on the state hospitals in Ogbomoso, Saki and Igboora.

Adebisi Iyabo


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