OYO, Nigeria – The State Government, on Saturday, announced that it has closed down a tertiary institution in the state.
The government noted that the institution was shut due to a new case of coronavirus that was discovered in the institution.
The state government through the COVID-19 task force added that it ordered the closure of the institution in order to keep the staff, students and other residents safe.
It also directed the management of schools, workplaces and religious centres to ensure strict compliance with established protocols aimed at curtailing COVID-19.
It added that contact tracing has begun in earnest.
It maintained that the institution was closed in order to prevent further spread of the disease.
“The government of Oyo State wishes to draw the attention of the general public to the recent resurgence of cases of coronavirus in the State.
“Many of these cases were discovered in closed space settings such as offices and other workplaces.
“A reported case within a tertiary educational institution had also resulted in more cases being discovered through contact tracing.
“The state government has taken appropriate steps to lock in the institution to prevent further spread and put in place other preventive measures.
“Contact tracing has been intensified and the Emergency Operations Centre is working with the institution concerned to ensure that all students and staff of the institution are safe and well”.