Oyo govt shuts higher institution over reported COVID-19 case 1

Oyo govt shuts higher institution over reported COVID-19 case

The Oyo State Government has shut a tertiary institution in the state over the discovery of a positive COVID-19 case at the institution.

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force also threatened to shut down any school, religious centre or workplace that violates the protocols on the use of closed space.

In a statement issued on Saturday in Ibadan by Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor, Seyi Makinde, on behalf of the Task Force, managements of schools, workplaces and religious centres were enjoined to ensure strict compliance with the established COVID-19 protocols.

This Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, stated this in a statement on Saturday, adding that this became necessary following the discovery of a COVID-19 case in a tertiary institution in the state.

According to the statement, the Emergency Operations Centre shut down the affected tertiary institution to keep the staff, students and the general public safe, following which the EOC began contact tracing.

The statement partly read: “The government of Oyo State wishes to draw the attention of the general public to the recent resurgence of cases of coronavirus in the state. Many of these cases were discovered in closed space settings such as offices and 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 the institution to prevent further spread and put in place other preventive measures.

“In Oyo State, the slogan has been ‘own your action.’ It is expected that everyone of us takes responsibility for our actions in this pandemic as such actions will have a collective impact on our lives.”

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