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COVID-19: Oyo Shuts Tertiary Institution

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Oyo state Governorship and National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal will on today, Monday deliver judgement on the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, challenging the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde in the March 9 election.
Governor Seyi Makinde

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The Oyo State Government has shut down a tertiary institution in the state over the reported cases of the ravaging coronavirus disease.

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, in a statement on Saturday, said that this became necessary following the discovery of COVID-19 cases in the unnamed tertiary institution.

According to the statement, the Emergency Operations Centre shut down the affected tertiary institution to keep the staff, students and the general public safe.

It added that the state COVID-19 Task Force has directed the management of schools, workplaces and religious centres to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocols to curtail the spread of the disease.

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The statement 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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