BY MARY KUYE
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has directed that from 27 March civil servants in the state are to stay away from work for two weeks to stem the spread of coronavirus in the state.
He also announced new guidelines for public transport operators in the state to ensure proper hygienic standards and social distancing.
The Governor made the disclosures while giving an update on the state’s Covid-19 task force in a series of tweet on Wednesday.
The new directives according to the Governor requires all transport operators and park managers to provide at the entrance to their respective parks/garages, hand washing facilities with soap and running water. They are also to provide alcohol-based sanitizers in their vehicles for the use of drivers, conductors and passengers.
Noting that the confirmed case in the state still stands at one, the Governor said the USA returnee in Oluyole Local Government Area of the state is still asymptomatic and has completed her 14-day self-isolation period.
The statement reads in parts “The Oyo State civil service will shut down for two weeks from, Friday, March 27, 2020. Only workers rendering essential services will be required to report for duty.
“We still have one confirmed case of Coronavirus in Oyo State, the Bodija case, who is receiving treatment at the isolation centre – Agbami Chest Centre, Jericho, Ibadan.
“Additional numbers have been added to the Emergency Operations Centre’s Helplines. Please call these numbers for any issue related to Coronavirus; 08095394000 / 08095963000 / 08078288999 / 08078288800