We will shut down any erring institution – Oyo COVID-19 Task Force

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has directed the management of schools, workplaces and religious centres to ensure strict compliance with established protocols aimed at curtailing the Coronavirus disease.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa who is the head of the task force says it will shut down any institution, religious centre or workplace that violates the rules on the use of closed space settings.

The statement indicates that the advice became necessary following the discovery of a COVID-19 case in a tertiary institution in the state.

It adds that the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) of the Task Force had immediately ordered a lock-in of the affected tertiary institution to keep staff, students and the general public safe with contact tracing ongoing.

“Many of these cases were discovered in closed space settings such as offices and other workplaces”.

“A reported case within a tertiary educational institution had also resulted in more cases being discovered through contact tracing”. 

“The state government has taken appropriate steps to lock in the institution to prevent further spread and put in place other preventive measures”.

“Contact tracing has been intensified and the Emergency Operations Centre is working with the institution concerned to ensure that all students and staff of the institution are safe and well,” the statement read.

The statement added that “the Oyo State, as a responsive and responsible government, wishes to admonish all residents to ensure due compliance with the directives and all COVID-19 prevention protocols as earlier stipulated, to enable a successful limitation of virus transmission.

Iyabo Adebisi

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