COVID-19: Makinde To Reopen State Secretariat 20th April, Expresses Optimism In Local Remedy To Pandemic


By Henry Odeh

The executive governor of Oyo state Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has disclosed plans to decontaminate the state secretariat for an official reopening on the 20th of April 2020.

The Governor made this known in a press briefing held at the government house, shortly after a meeting with members of the state task force on COVID-19

Governor Makinde explained that the decontamination exercise would take place next week from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th April and urged all corporate, religious and social organizations to equally decontaminate their facilities.

He also expressed optimism that the state has the capability and intellect to proffer possible home grown solution to the coronavirus through exploring alternative sources medicines.

The Governor also assured that palliative and other measures would be rolled out by next week to cushion economic effect of the stay at home order on the people while the governor also appreciated various donors in cash and materials for their magnanimity.

While reiterating necessary hygienic practises and health tips to combat the dreaded virus, the Governor reemphasized that government was still interested in testing about ten thousand people in the state, adding that wearing of facemask would still be made compulsory for everybody engaged in public activities.

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