…All Safety Measures To Be Maintained

The Oyo State Secretariat will be re-opened on Monday April 27th 2020, with only civil servants on Grade Level 13 and above with separate offices to resume work..

This was contained in a message from the state governor, Seyi Makinde, who added that the following guidelines put in place to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 within the secretariat will remain in force: new security measure to be put in place, including access and recess through only one gate,while all other gates will be under lock and key; all meetings shall be virtual; unless absolutely necessary, no visitors will be allowed into the secretariat;  hand washing facilities would be provide in strategic locations round the secretariat; each officer will be given one  100ml hand sanitizer and face mask; all bush canteens around the secretariat will remain closed, officers are therefore encouraged to bring their own food for lunch from home.

The statement added that posters and banners will be placed conspicuous round the secretariat to revalidate guidelines for resumption.

Governor Makinde added, “The dusk to dawn curfew in Oyo State, will be relaxed from 7 pm to 7 am, to 7 pm to 5 am, to accommodate farmers this planting season. The farmers are being sensitised on how they can stay safe as they farm during this period.

“COVID-19 compliant guidelines will be provided for markets, including hand washing and wearing of face masks. Only markets which meet up with these guidelines will be allowed to reopen.

“Let me use this opportunity to commend the Minister for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, for the work they are doing at the national level to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Ministry of Health is decentralising the accreditation of isolation/treatment centres to state level so that it can be quicker and more efficient. Based on this, the Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan will be working with the Commissioner for Health, to set up a five-person accreditation team.

“The palliatives to be provided by the Oyo State Government are now ready. Based on our data, they will be distributed to 90,000 households identified as the poorest of the poor and 30,000 targeted vulnerable households.

“The Oyo State government will start taking delivery of the one million face masks being produced from tomorrow. These face masks will be distributed for free to market men and women, artisans and civil servants.

“Finally, the patient at Agbami Chest Centre, Jericho will be moved to the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo in order to upgrade the facilities at Agbami.”

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