Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, headed by Governor Seyi Makinde, stated on Tuesday that it has not relaxed the ban on religious activities and the curfew imposed on the state as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Task Force after a two-hour online meeting disclosed that the situation in the state is being examined and would not be able to follow the decision of the Presidential Task Force, which relaxed the ban on religious gathering and curfew.
Governor Makinde in a statement issued at the end of the meeting explained that the position was informed by the ongoing risk, situation analysis being undertaken by a team of experts.
While he declared that the ban on religious activities is still in force Makinde added that the 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew earlier imposed on the state as a result of the ravaging pandemic, would also remain in force until further notice.
He maintained that the report is being expected at the end of the week and it is only after the report has been analyzed by the Task Force that further clarifications could be made.
The Task Force said it will always make its decisions in relation to the behavioural patterns of the novel coronavirus in its domain, relying on science, logic and data.
It assured residents that the state is leaving no stone unturned in containing the spread of the dreaded virus.