COVID-19: Oyo State Govt Lift Lockdown, As Schools Resumes 27th June

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force announced on Monday 15th June, 2020 that it has relaxed the curfew imposed on the state following the advent of the ravaging Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19).

The Task Force, which made the decision public after a two-and-a-half-hour meeting and deliberation presided over by its chairman, Governor Seyi Makinde, added that the curfew would now run from 10pm to 4am.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, confirmed that other decisions reached include the resumption of classes for Primary Six (6), JSS3 and SS3 students from Monday, June 29;

The statement indicated that the state secretariat, which was earlier on shut since 27th March, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and later reopened to staff on grade level 13 and above from Monday 27th April, 2020, would now be open to all other staffers from Monday, 22nd June, 2020.

According to the statement, students in critical classes are to resume at the end of June to ensure they are well-prepared for the public examinations ahead of them.

The statement read:

“The schools are to observe the COVID-19 protocols as released by the Task Force, ensure that stations for washing of hands are provided in all schools, while all students are to compulsorily wear face masks.

“Schools are to provide hand wash points with the support of their Parents/Teachers Associations (PTA).

“The resumption of critical classes at the end of June 2020, would be two clear weeks ahead of the state’s drop-dead date of July 15. By that date,

it would be decided whether other categories of students will return to the classes.” He concluded.

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