Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde has announced the relaxation of the existing curfew imposed on the state from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Makinde is also the Chairman of the COVID-19 task force in the state.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, he confirmed that the decision was reached at the COVID-19 Task Force meeting presided by him.
According to him, about 233 COVID-19 cases as been recorded in the state, while 171 of them are active cases.
Makinde stated that in a bid to hasten the implementation by the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), which coordinates the operations of the thematic segments of the containment drive, several creative measures were approved.
One of such is the approval of a facility in Ibadan for use as an observation and isolation centre for a category of patients after thorough reviews.
“The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force headed by His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde has approved that the curfew currently in force in the state runs from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The new directive replaces the initial order which pegged the curfew at between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.