Amid growing concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic, Oyo state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has ordered immediate closure of public schools, private schools across the state.
This is coming following growing concerns over the global coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
Mr Makinde also ordered for immediate launching of emergency isolation centres, among other measures to fight the deadly disease.
Briefing newsmen on Friday after the inaugural meeting of the State’s COVID-19 Task Force, the governor said that schools in the state will remain closed till after Easter celebration.
Makinde also restated commitment to prevent, curtail and also control the disease.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor equally declared that the suspected case of the virus, which sample was sent from Ibadan to the National Reference Centre for South-West at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos, was negative.
The governor stated that there is still no confirmed case of Coronavirus in the state, adding that the government will do everything within its powers to see that no life is lost to the pandemic.
According to him, people in the state should not panic about the disease but constantly observe hygienic practices as prescribed by medical experts.
The governor said: “On the case of the individual that was tested, the result came back and turned out to be negative. So, as of this moment, we still do not have any confirmed case of Coronavirus in Oyo State.
“Let me also state that we are committed to the prevention, curtailment, and control of the Coronavirus disease in Oyo State. We will be giving you daily updates on what we are doing. As the Head of the Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19 and Head of the Oyo State Government, I give you my word that we are going to do everything within our power to see that no life is lost in this pandemic.”