Just In Makinde Relaxes COVID-19 Curfew To Accommodate Farmers, Direct Civil Servants From Level 13 To Resume.

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Oyo Govt To Sensitise Farmers On COVID-19 Preventive Measures

Oyo state government has relaxed its dusk to dawn curfew from 7 PM to 7 AM, to 7 PM – 5 AM, to accommodate farmers, this planting season.

Governor Seyi Makinde stated this in a press briefing on Saturday.

Sunrise bulletin.com learnt that the government will sensitise the farmers “on how they can stay safe as they farm during this period.”

According to the government, COVID-19 compliant guidelines will be provided for markets, including hand washing and wearing of face masks.

“Only markets which meet up with these guidelines will be allowed to reopen.

“Let me use this opportunity to commend the Minister for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, for the work they are doing at the national level to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Ministry of Health is decentralising the accreditation of isolation/treatment centres to state level so that it can be quicker and more efficient,” Governor Makinde said.

He said the Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan will be working with the Commissioner for Health, to set up a five-person accreditation team.

On palliatives, Governor Makinde said it will be distributed to 90,000 households identified as the poorest of the poor and 30,000 targeted vulnerable households.

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