Pry 6, JSS III, SSS III Students Set To Resume By June 29, Govt Workers To Resume On Monday

Pry 6, JSS III, SSS III Students Set To Resume By June 29, Govt Workers To Resume On Monday

Oluwapelumi Fasoyin

Oyo State Government has announced June 29, 2020 as resumption date for Pry 6, JSS III, SSS III students.

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force disclosed this on Monday has it relaxed the curfew imposed on the state following the advent of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa confirmed the Task Force decision after a two-and-a-half-hour meeting presided by its chairman, Governor Seyi Makinde.

He stated that the curfew would now run from 10pm to 4am.

According to the statement, resumption of work by all category of workers at the state secretariat from June 22 while opening up of mosques and churches, which are to operate at 25 per cent capacity and the decision to limit public gathering to not more than 25 persons.

The state secretariat was earlier shut on March 27 as a result of the pandemic, and later reopened to staff on grade level 13 and above from Monday April 27, would now be open to all other staffers from Monday, June 22.

Adisa noted that students in critical classes are to resume at the end of June to ensure they are well-prepared for the public examinations ahead of them.

The statement read, “The schools are to observe the COVID-19 protocols as released by the Task Force, ensure that stations for washing of hands are provided in all schools, while all students are to compulsorily wear face masks.

“Schools are to provide hand wash points with the support of their Parents/Teachers Associations (PTA).

“The resumption of critical classes at the end of June 2020, would be two clear weeks ahead of the state’s drop-dead date of July 15. By that date, it would be decided whether other categories of students will return to the classes.”

It further stated that, Mosques and Churches are to reopen and operate at not more than 25 per cent capacity. The situation will be reviewed within the first two weeks, however, worshippers are to compulsorily wear face masks.

“Night clubs are to remain shut even though the existing curfew, which used to run from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. is being aligned with that of the Federal Government, which runs from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

“The Task Force will not mind shutting down everywhere if evidence emerges that the COVID-19 safety protocols are being violated, or should there be an explosion in the number of cases; however, the state government will intensify enlightenment campaigns to ensure the safety of our people.”

Meanwhile, resumption order will not affect the tertiary institutions for now, as the Task Force would review their situation and determine their state of readiness.

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