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Ban on religious gathering still in force – Governor Makinde

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, headed by Governor Seyi Makinde says it is yet to relax the ban on religious activities and the curfew imposed as a result of the pandemic.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa indicates that the Task Force made its position public after a two-hour online meeting.

The statement adds that the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force is still evaluating the situation in the state.

It explains that the position was informed by the ongoing risk, situation analysis being undertaken by a team of experts.

According to the statement, the ban on religious gathering remained in force in the state from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew earlier imposed on the state as a result of the ravaging pandemic.

Meanwhile, the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) of the Task Force will commence the community testing for COVID-19, with the aim of determining the behaviour of the virus in the state.

The statement indicated that the exercise, which is scheduled to hold in 10 locations, will kick off in three different sites in Ibadan.

Iyabo Adebisi

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