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CORONAVIRUS: Saki Community Suspends Public Markets, Congregational Prayers In Mosques, Churches


Adebayo Abdulrahman

As part of efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus, stakeholders of Saki, a town in the Oke-Ogun region of Oyo State, have announced community and personal precautions that must be adhered to by the people of the town.

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These precautions were reached at a meeting held at the instance of the Okere of Saki, Oba Khalid Olabisi, in his palace yesterday.

At the meeting, which had in attendance medical officers, community and religious leaders, the new precautions that must be strictly adhered to were categorized into community and personal precautions.

The community precautions include a ban on the congregational mosque and church services, public markets involving more people, group meetings of more than 10 people, and public events like marriage, naming ceremony, and sports viewing.

Keeping social distance with people is also part of the community precautions announced to prevent the spread of a virus that has killed over 15,000 people globally.

The personal precautions outlined at the meeting that members of the community must adhere to include: regular washing of hands with soap and water, restriction of movement, use of hand sanitizer and drinking of more water.  

They also announced that to ensure strict compliance with the precautions, law enforcement agencies have been involved.

The precautions announced at this meeting, OYOINSIGHT.COM understands, is part measures government and authorities at various levels are putting in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a virus that originated from China in December last year.

At the time of writing this report, the country has a total of 51 confirmed cases including the Chief of staff to the President, Abba Kyari and Mohammad Atiku, a son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

The index case in Oyo,– the pacesetter state, is still only one.

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