In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 03rd, September, 2020

Oyo State Cancels Curfew, Converts Isolation Centres To Major Well being Centres

Oyo State Cancels Curfew, Converts Isolation Centres To Primary Health Centres


Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde of Oyo has introduced the cancellation of the 10 p.m. curfew imposed on the state within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Makinde, who doubles as the top of the COVID-19 process power within the state, introduced the cancellation of the curfew on Thursday.

Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to the governor, in an announcement made out there to Premium Instances, mentioned that the choice was taken at a gathering of the duty power held on August 31, 2020, which was presided over by the governor.

He added that the duty power has warned operators of night time golf equipment to desist from accommodating individuals in closed areas inside their premises, including that analysis has confirmed that the virus spreads quicker when folks cluster in closed venues.

In response to the assertion, an advisory can be despatched to nighttime golf equipment house owners by the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) arm of the duty power, to warn operators to not permit company into their enclosed areas.

The assertion additional indicated that the duty power issued one other warning to residents of the state to proceed to comply with the Personal Your Motion initiative of the state’s COVID-19 process power, as, in accordance with the duty power, the state “will not be fully out of the woods with regard to COVID-19.”

It defined that the choice by the Makinde-led process power to abolish the curfew was premised on the necessity to cut back the burden on enterprise house owners within the state, whom, it mentioned, has been affected by the curfew, particularly for the reason that COVID-19 state of affairs has begun to enhance within the state.

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In response to the duty power, although it appeared that COVID-19 instances are coming down within the state, “the boldness interval couldn’t be decided but.”

It warned residents of the state to not jettison the rules on the prevention of the virus, together with washing of palms, social distancing, and using masks.

The assertion additionally mentioned that Mr Makinde has directed the EOC to not relent in knowledge gathering and evaluation with a view to appropriately situate the context of the virus inside the state.

Mr Adisa, who spoke additional, added that the governor has additionally authorised the conversion of the Aawe isolation centre to a Degree three Major Well being Care Centre (PHC), directing that the power ought to be decontaminated and handed over to the Hospital Administration Board.

Equally, the assertion confirmed that the duty power has authorised that, aside from the Infectious Illness Centre, Olodo, Ibadan, different isolation centres within the state might be transformed to Degree three PHCs.

It, nevertheless, acknowledged that at any time when a spike in COVID-19 instances is seen within the location the place any of the amenities are located, such a facility can be re-converted to an isolation centre or part of will probably be utilised as an isolation centre.

The assertion additionally indicated that the duty power has directed the Oyo State Hospital Administration Board to establish a main well being care centre across the Olodo axis of Ibadan, which might be upgraded to deal with residents in that axis, as there aren’t any designated authorities hospital amenities across the Iwo Street-Olodo axis.

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Whereas briefing the duty power assembly, former chief medical director of the College Faculty Hospital (UCH) and coordinator of the Oyo State Isolation Centres, Professor Temitope Alonge, maintained that due to the decline within the variety of COVID-19 sufferers on admission on the isolation centres, the employees energy of the healthcare employees ought to be decreased to a tenth of the present dimension.

He added that healthcare employees within the Oyo State service have been adequately skilled to handle the decreased instances of an infection, saying that well being employees from the UCH can be placed on the reserve checklist, to be referred to as upon at any time when the necessity arises.

In its briefing on the assembly, the EOC reported that it has, in collaboration with the Info Communication Centre of the state, developed a portal for the registration of NCDC-licensed personal laboratories for the conduct of COVID-19 assessments.

In all, the duty power famous whole of 15,700 COVID-19 assessments have been carried out, with three,118 confirmed instances and 37 fatalities.

The particular adviser to the governor on well being, Dr Funmi Salami, additionally hinted that there was a spike within the instances of stroke among the many aged within the state, largely resulting from being confined to their varied houses with a view to keep away from COVID-19 infections.

The duty power, subsequently, authorised that advisory messages on how one can keep away from stroke ought to be rolled out by means of designated media shops.

The assertion additional mentioned that the state is already designing an advisory guideline on voluntary compliance with COVID-19 protocols, whereas the commissioner for schooling, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, reiterated that concerted efforts have been made to make sure that colleges complied with COVID-19 security protocols upon resumption.

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The assertion concluded that up to now, the state has obtained donations in money, agricultural items and well being gear to the tune of N1.273 billion for the reason that outbreak of COVID-19 within the state, whereas the governor appreciated everybody who supported the state in several methods through the pandemic.











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