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COVID-19 Nigeria: UNILAG to Close Down Due to Third Wave

The administration of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has requested the temporar closure of the establishment this month over the resurgence of COVID-19 on the college grounds. 

This choice was reached at an emergency Senate meeting on Wednesday. 

Students have additionally been instructed to move out with their possessions by 12.00 noon  on Thursday, July 15, 2021. 

The Senate directed the remainder of the semester ought to be conveyed virtually from 26th July 2021. 

The college on Tuesday had declared in an explanation on its site that the organization was being affected by an unexpected third wave of the Covid.

“The University of Lagos Medical Centre wishes to inform all members of the University of Lagos Community about what appears to be the start of a potential 3rd wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Lagos State,” it said.

“The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu, in his press statement issued on July 11, 2021, stated that since the beginning of July there has been a steep increase in the number of daily confirmed cases, with the test positivity rate going from 1.1% at the end of June 2021, to its current rate of 6.6% as at the 8th of July 2021. This is with a concurrent increase in the occupancy rate at Lagos State isolation centres.

“The University of Lagos community has also been affected by this potential 3rd wave, with an increase in the number of patients presented to the University of Lagos Medical Centre with flu-like symptoms which are similar to COVID-19.

“The Medical Centre hereby assures all members of the University community, that all necessary actions in line with the Federal and Lagos State Government guidelines have been taken regarding this potential threat in our community

“The Medical Centre will also return to providing EMERGENCY ONLY SERVICES during this period, in order to protect all members of the community from potential infection within the facility. The Medical Centre Emergency Contact line: 09095879781 remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

 

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