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Engr Oluwaseyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State, on Tuesday, assured  that there will not be a total lockdown of the State in the cause of curtailing the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Locking down the entire state will do the citizenry no good when the government is still working on reasonable palliative measures, Makine said this while addressing the people of Oyo State, in a media chat with a popular broadcast journalist, Isaac Brown, via a telephone conversation, on a radio programme, tagged SITUATION ROOM ON COVID-19, on Fresh 105.9FM in Ibadan 

The governor who tested positive for coronavirus on Monday assured the people of Oyo State that he would still work with the COVID-19 task force and the new head of the team, Prof. Oluwagbenga Alonge, while on self-isolation as he is still asymptomatic and his temperature is about 36°C.

However, he implored  the people of Oyo State to comply strictly to every safety precautions that is being reeled out by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the ministry of health, as it is no longer news that coronavirus is real.