The University of Lagos (UNILAG), via its DSA (Dean of Student Affairs) moments ago confirmed that there are currently Positive cases of COVID-19 within the school premises, and those affected so far are some of its staff members and students.
Hostels such as Honours, New Hall have all reported cases of Covid-19, the school has also given a strict directive to the students and staff on how to proceed regarding emanating new cases.
One such directive is for any student or staff who might have symptoms of Covid-19 to self isolate for 10 days, also anyone that might have come in contact with such people needs to do the same.
The statement read, “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.
“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.
“Despite this threat to the return of normalcy, the pursuit of education and daily livelihood, it has become imperative once more to judiciously adhere to the following COVID-19 guidelines and protocols in order to curb the spread of this disease.”
Recall some days ago, the NCDC revealed that they have detected cases of the new Delta COVID-19 variant in some states, as of this morning over 21 cases have been reported in Delta and Oyo State.
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