The NCDC confirmed the first case of the Coronavirus in Nigeria on February 27, 2020. And since then, all arms of government across all states of the federation have been on an overdrive to control the spread of the virus. President Buhari has ordered a complete lockdown of Lagos, Abuja, and Ogun for an initial period of 14 days. Also, the news coming from Oyo state suggests that the state government has ramped up its efforts to curb the spread of the virus.
The current number of confirmed cases in the state stands at seven, which includes the Chief Medical Director of the University Teaching Hospital.
Governor Seyi Makinde is hailed as a stand-up guy according to public opinion, and it doesn’t seem like he’s ready to lose all the public love and admiration he has garnered. In a series of tweet on March 29, he announced the commencement of a 7 PM to 6 AM curfew, suspended inter-state travels, closed the markets, and banned any gathering of more than 10 people.
Also, he confirmed that the Diagnostic Centre at the University College Hospital has been approved by the NCDC and will now be used to test people for the virus.
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Meanwhile, in more Oyo State news, the task force that has been set up to enforce that these new rules are followed by the people of Oyo State was in full swing last night. And because people still think lounging around public places is a good idea, the Security and Enforcement sub-committee visited a couple of night clubs in the state capital, Ibadan, and reportedly impounded 22 vehicles belonging to people who wouldn’t stay in their houses.