Governor Seyi Makinde has further eased restrictions that had earlier been implemented in Oyo State to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by informing all categories of workers to resume work at the Oyo State Secretariat on June.
The news also came on huge reliefs on parents and students alike as critical classes for Primary Six, JSS 3 and SS 3 students can also resume on June 29 in massive preparations for their final examinations which has be withheld all this while.
The Oyo State Task Force chaired the Governor himself, says the decision can be reversed if COVID-19 safety protocols are violated.
The schools have been directed to observe COVID-19 protocols, and ensure that stations for washing of hands are provided for students.
All students are also required to compulsorily wear face masks, another safety measure to combat the spread of the disease.
“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,” a statement by the governor’s media aide, Taiwo Adisa, reads.
The reopening of schools in Oyo will not affect tertiary institutions in the state.
Adisa said a review of their situation will be carried out to determine their state of readiness.
The state’s curfew has also been reviewed to start from 10 pm and end at 4 am, as had already been announced by the PTF.
Night clubs in the state remain shut, and public gatherings are limited to 25 people, according to Monday’s announcement.
Oyo has recorded 507 coronavirus cases with seven people dead, as of June 14. 216 people have also recovered.