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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

Oyo coronavirus index patient discharged

“The news of Makinde’s positive test came on the heels of the release of the state’s index case from the COVID-19 isolation centre,” Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary of Makinde, wrote in a press statement issued on Monday evening.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Oyo lawmaker fumes over exemption of state in coronavirus palliative measures

President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to retrace his steps and include Oyo State and other states with confirmed cases of Covid-19 in whatever measures being taken by the Federal Government to curtail the spread of the virus in the country.
Oyo State COVID-19 Security and Enforcement sub-committee has impounded a total of Twenty-Two (22) illegally parked vehicles during its special night operations, to enforce compliance at club houses and public places in Ibadan.

Event centre denies being raided by Oyo agency

An event centre in Ibadan, Mauve 21, has refuted reports that its premises were raided by officials Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency (OYRTMA) on Saturday, March 28, in violation of a restriction order by the state government.
Oyo State COVID-19 Security and Enforcement sub-committee has impounded a total of Twenty-Two (22) illegally parked vehicles during its special night operations, to enforce compliance at club houses and public places in Ibadan.

Oyo coronavirus squad impounds 22 vehicles at club houses

Oyo State COVID-19 Security and Enforcement sub-committee has impounded a total of Twenty-Two (22) illegally parked vehicles during its special night operations, to enforce compliance at club houses and public places in Ibadan.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo tells civil, public servants to stay off work for two weeks

As part of measures put in place by the Oyo State Government to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, the government on Wednesday directed civil and public servants in the employment of the state, local governments and Local Council Development Areas to stay off work for two weeks.
The government made the disclosures through the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) Dr Akin Fagbemi while showing to the press, a recovered truck from robbers at the Akinyele area of the state.

Oyo to shut its borders over coronavirus

Oyo State Government has revealed that it may likely impose travel restrictions at the State’s entry points, as part of measures for containing the Coronavirus pandemic in the State.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Group tackles Oyo governor over poor-handling of coronavirus

A socio-cultural group, Oyo Youths United for Greatness (OYYUG), on Tuesday, blamed the Oyo State Government over what it termed as poor handling of the pandemic Coronavirus also known as Covid-19.

Oyo Assembly suspends plenary for two weeks

The Oyo State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, suspended its plenary for two weeks.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo denies Atiku Abubakar’s infected son attended PDP rally in Ibadan

The Oyo State government has denied the widely spread reports that the son of Nigeria’s former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, infected by the Coronavirus, attended last week’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Southwest zonal unification rally, held in Ibadan to welcome some defectors back to the party, describing the reports as false.

Ibadan polytechnic shut

To check the spread of the coronavirus, the management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, has closed down the institution in line with the directive of the Oyo State Government.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo declares emergency, closes schools

Amid growing concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic, the Oyo State Government has declared an emergency by ordering the immediate closure of schools and the inauguration of emergency operation centres, among other measures.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo closes schools, says no confirmed virus case

Oyo State Government has directed immediate closure of schools in the state till after Easter as part of the measures to contain the outbreak of Covid-19 otherwise known as coronavirus.
The Oyo State Government has embarked on some preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) at its parastatals, such as Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board and Oyo State Road Transport Maintenance Agency, in Ibadan.

Coronavirus: Oyo increases preventive measures at parastatals

The Oyo State Government has embarked on some preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) at its parastatals, such as Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board and Oyo State Road Transport Maintenance Agency, in Ibadan.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo governor regrets hosting PDP rally amid coronavirus outbreak

Apparently disturbed by the criticisms that have trailed the mega rally held in Ibadan by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Wednesday, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has regretted his decision to host the rally.
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Thursday while giving update on Coronavirus in the country.

Coronavirus: Lagos traces 1,300 as cases hit 12

The Lagos State Government on Thursday confirmed four new coronavirus cases, bringing to 12, the total number of cases in the country.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Coronavirus: No confirmed case in Oyo – commissioner

The Oyo State government has again disclosed that there was no yet confirmed case of Coronavirus in the state as being speculated in some quarters, adding that the report of an individual who was suspected to have contracted the virus in the state would be made public today (Friday).
The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority, OYRTMA, Dr. Akin Fagbemi, announced this yesterday while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan.

Oyo extends painting of okadas, keke deadline to April 1

The Oyo State Government has announced that users of tricycles and motorcycles for commercial purposes within its borders have been granted an extension of two weeks to comply with the state government’s directives to paint their vehicles in the State colours of chocolate brown and yellow.
Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, signed the Oyo State Security Network Agency Bill 2020 for the establishment of Amotekun Corps into law.

Oyo trains 600 civil servants on digitization

Aimed at equipping its workforce with digital skills, the Oyo state government, on Tuesday, began three days training for 600 civil servants in the state.

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Cross River suspected coronavirus case tests negative

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President Buhari’s daughter rejoins family after self-isolation

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