June 3, 2020
The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, headed by Governor Seyi Makinde, has stated that it was yet to relax the ban on religious activities and the curfew imposed as a result of the pandemic. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, confirmed that the Task Force made its position public after a two-hour online meeting. The statement added that the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force is still evaluating the situation in the state and, therefore, would not be able to follow the decision by the Presidential Task Force, which relaxed the ban on religious gathering and the curfew.
It explained that the position was informed by the ongoing risk, situation analysis being undertaken by a team of experts. The State COVID-19 Task Force stated that the 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew earlier imposed on the state as a result of the ravaging pandemic, will also remain in force until further notice.