By Henry Odeh
The Oyo state government has directed civil servants in the state who are indisposed to stay at home after due permission from from their respective superiors.
This disclosure was made known to governor’s office correspondents in a circular sent to all ministries, agencies, and parastatals on Tuesday from the office of the Oyo state Head of Service (HOS) as a follow up to drastic and proactive measures taken by the Oyo state government in its fight against spread of dreaded pandemic.
Following one confirmed case of COVID-19 otherwise called coronavirus in the state, Oyo state government has further ordered restrictions of movement and visitations among workers from office to office within the secretariat stressing the need to adhere strictly to health directives and standard precautionary practice.
The state government also warned that people should be wary of misinformation on the COVID-pandemic.
Meanwhile, a top government official at the office of the governor who preferred to remain anonymous has hinted that state government may declare a sit at home order within the next 48hours to civil servants from level 1 — 10.
He added that this move is likely a follow up to the level of compliance by the people to refrain from social gathering in numbers that exceed 30 (thirty) persons.
He said people have actually complied but the level of compliance in the state is not too impressive adding that it was for that purpose the state government may sanction the sit-at-home order.
The government of Oyo state has therefore, reassured the people of the state to stay calm and avoid unnecessary panic stressing that the government is working round the clock with the task force set up to curb spread of the virus in the state.