OYOgist.com reports that Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has finally reacted to the reported case of the coronavirus in Ibadan after the index patient of Ekiti spent 2 weeks in Ibadan and the PDP rally that held amidst the coronavirus scare in the state.
Governor Seyi Makinde through a statement revealed that the State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Bashir Bello, in a Thursday conference stated that there is still no confirmed case of coronavirus disease also known as Covid-19 in the state but warned all to be vigilant.
Recall that the Governor led PDP party members in a rally in Ibadan following the revelation that the Ekiti Covid-19 patient spent two weeks in Ibadan, causing fear and anger to spread among the people.
Speaking on the PDP rally that was held in the state capital, Governor Seyi Makinde expressed his regret over the decision to hold the rally declaring that, “it should not have happened and I take responsibility for that lapse in judgment.”
Seyi Makinde urged residents of the state to maintain proper hygiene by frequently washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or by using a 90% alcohol-based sanitizer as a means to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Governor further revealed, as part of the efforts to tackle the coronavirus, that a Covid-19 Task Force has been set up in the state.
While Makinde chairs this Covid-19 task force, it’ll be holding its first meeting on Friday, March 20, 2020, to discuss decisions of the state on the coronavirus pandemic.