Oyo suspected service examined damaging – Makinde
• Declares Emergency, Closes Schools
Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has declared that the results of the suspected Coronavirus sufferer whose blood pattern was despatched to the National Reference Centre for Southwest, on the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos, was damaging.
Makinde, who addressed journalists, after the inaugural assembly of the state’s COVID-19 Task Force, mentioned faculties within the state would stay closed until after Easter.
The governor acknowledged that there was nonetheless no confirmed case of Coronavirus within the state, including that the federal government would do every part inside its powers to see that no life is misplaced to the pandemic.
He urged residents to not panic over the illness, however continuously observe hygienic practices, as prescribed by medical specialists.
He declared that as a part of fast efforts to curtail and management the pandemic within the state, the federal government would activate Emergency Operation Centres and a Diagnostic Centre, including that the Maternal and Pediatrics Centre, Olodo, Ibadan, has been re-designated because the State Infectious Disease Hospital.
According to the governor, two ambulances could be on standby to take care of instances of Coronavirus suspects, whilst he famous that Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers, in all of the 33 native governments and Local Council Development Areas have continued their surveillance actions.
Makinde maintained that the state would make the closure of worship centres and non secular gatherings voluntary, advising that no more than 50 individuals are gathered in the identical place without delay.