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Coronavirus Update: Oyo State March 25, 2020 Covid-19 update and guidelines

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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Governor Seyi Makinde on coronavirus in Oyo State

The Oyo State Government through His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde who heads the Covid-19 Task Force has released the Wednesday, 25th 2020 update and guidelines on the coronavirus in the State, OYOGist.com has learnt.

The Governor, through his report, affirmed that there is still only one positive Covid-19 case in the State, which is the Bodija patient. The patient is currently quarantined and is being treated at the isolation center at Agbami Chest Centre, Jericho, Ibadan.


Makinde further revealed that the USA returnee in Oluyole who was observing self-isolation since returning has so far shown no symptoms and has spent the recommended 14-days isolation.

Covid-19 guidelines for Oyo State in Yoruba

Read the guidelines on curbing coronavirus in Oyo State below.


1. The Oyo State civil service will shut down for two weeks from, Friday, March 27, 2020. Only workers rendering essential services will be required to report for duty.

2. We still have one confirmed case of Coronavirus in Oyo State, the Bodija case, who is receiving treatment at the isolation centre – Agbami Chest Centre, Jericho, Ibadan.

3. Additional numbers have been added to the Emergency Operations Centre’s Helplines. Please call these numbers for any issue related to Coronavirus; 08095394000 / 08095963000 / 08078288999 / 08078288800

4. The returnee from the USA in Oluyole Local Government Area is still asymptomatic. She has completed her 14-day self-isolation period (March 8-22).

5. New guidelines on public transportation have been issued by the Ministry of Public Works, Infrastructure and Transportation to ensure proper hygienic standards and social distancing.

All transport operators and park managers are to provide at the entrance to their respective parks/garages, hand washing facilities with soap and running water.

They are to provide alcohol-based sanitizers in their vehicles for the use of drivers, conductors and passengers.

Standing is prohibited in public mass transit buses and there must be a minimum of one seat interval between passengers. Tricycles are limited to three passengers and commercial motorcycles are limited to one passenger only.

6. Enlightenment campaigns on Coronavirus in English and Yoruba have commenced in the media. Street to street public announcements using megaphones have commenced in the rural areas.

7. We have received reports of a few private schools flouting the directive for closure of schools.

A task force from SUBEB, TESCOM and the Ministry of Education have been authorized to take appropriate action against any school flouting this directive.

Any school acting in breach of the directive can be reported by calling the Emergency Operations Centre Helplines on 08095394000 / 08095963000 / 08078288999 / 08078288800.

8. In furtherance of our efforts to prevent, contain and control the spread of Coronavirus in Oyo State, the state government is working with a four-person Rapid Response Team (RRT) from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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