04 May 2020 War On COVID-19: Oyo Threatens To Shut Markets For Flouting Precautionary Measures
Oyo State Government on Monday renewed its sensitization campaign in major markets in Ibadan on the preventive measures against coronavirus pandemic.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the campaign was led by Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism who is Head of the Media Sub-committee of the Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19.
Also on the sensitization team is Mr Fatai Owoseni, Special Adviser to Gov. Seyi Makinde on Security Matters.
The team sensitised the traders in English, Yoruba and Hausa languages, thus giving the traders the opportunity to have access to information on COVID-19 and asked questions.
They told the traders that the fresh campaign was necessary as the State Government gradually eased the lockdown of the State.
Olatubosun informed the traders at Bodija and Ojoo markets, among others, that coronavirus was real and the need to be conscious of it by observing all the precautionary measures outlined by the NCDC and the State Government.
Olatubosun urged the traders to abide by the social/physical distancing and avoid close contact with people sneezing, coughing or having running nose.
“Wear your facemask always, wash your hands at intervals with soap under running water and use hand sanitizers always as money exchanges hands,” the commissioner said.
Owoseni also told the traders to report to Government any suspected travellers from other State into the market, saying interstate restriction of movement was still on.