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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.

COVID-19: Lockdown Continues In Plateau State – Dan Manjang

Gov. Simon Bako Lalong, Plateau State Governor

COVID-19: Lockdown Continues In Plateau State – Dan Manjang – Daily Watch Press

Mr. Dan Manjang, the Hon. Commissioner,
Information and Communication, Plateau State in a statement signed today, reminded the public where he said that:

“You will recall that there is an existing lockdown order in Plateau State with regards to COVID-19 which specifies that the lockdown should be observed on Mondays to Wednesdays, while Thursdays to Sundays are allowed for partial lockdown.

You will also recall that a press release was issued last week outlining the programme of events to commemorate this year’s democracy day and the 5th anniversary celebration of the Rescue administration under the able leadership of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Simon Bako Lalong, KSG.”

He further reiterate on the issue of lockdown that:

“In order to abide by the existing lockdown order, the time table for the inspection and Commissioning of Projects has now been adjusted to when the lockdown is relaxed within the week.

In the light of the above therefore, Government wishes to reaffirm that the lockdown will resume from Midnight of Sunday 7th June, 2020 in line to the existing routine.”


“However, Governor Simon Bako Lalong assures the good people of Plateau State that Government is aware of the inconveniences the pandemic is having on livelihoods and is taking every step to ensure that there is relief.
There is an ongoing engagement with critical stakeholders that will pave the way forward.
While this is being done, citizens are advised to continue to abide by the existing order as security agents will continue to enforce compliance.

The Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Simon Bako Lalong, KSG, once more thanks all and sundry for standing by the government in these trying times.” Mr. Manjang concluded.