The Oyo state government has commissioned 100 tailors to make 1 million cloth face masks for the people of the state as part of preventive measures against COVID-19, InsideOyo.com gathered.
The tailors, selected by the Tailors’ Association in Oyo State, have already commenced training and are being supervised by the association.
Two weeks ago, Governor Seyi Makinde said that the state government will enact a law that will make wearing of masks compulsory in the state to slow down the spread of the rampaging Coronavirus.
Presently, Oyo state has 16 confirmed cases with no casualty. 9 cases have been discharged after testing negative twice, 1 case has been transferred to Lagos state while there are 6 active cases in the state.
In a series of tweets on Monday, Governor Makinde said 159 tests were conducted at the drive-through/walk-through testing centre at Adamasingba Stadium.
“On Monday, 72 tests were conducted; so, a total of 231 tests have been conducted. We are working towards increasing the number of tests for this week to meet the target.”
He urged the following categories of people who have not already done so, to call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 / 08095863000 / 08078288999 / 08078288800, for the ongoing drive through/walk through testing at Adamasingba Stadium;
a) People who believe they could have come into contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State;
b) People who returned to Nigeria from abroad within the last one month and their contacts;
c) People with respiratory symptoms and
d) Healthcare workers who have been in contact with the high-risk groups, above.