COVID-19: LASU shuts hostels as 3 students test positive

COVID-19: LASU shuts hostels as 3 students test positive

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the shutdown of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja after three students tested positive for the dreaded virus.

1st News reports that the development has resulted in the closure of all hostels in the college.

This was disclosed by Mr. Ademola Adekoya, Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Lagos State University (LASU). Specifically, he made the disclosure in a statement released on Thursday in Lagos.

Further, Adekoya revealed that roommates and associates of the three students would be tested for COVID-19

“The college has already isolated the three students and commenced contact tracing. The hostel facilities were immediately closed for decontamination.

“All students of the college have been advised to proceed home to self-isolate for the next 14 days; from where their health status will be monitored by the college through phone calls,” Adekoya said.

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Meanwhile, the University spokesman revealed that students who show symptoms of COVID-19 at home have been advised to contact the college through dedicated lines for assistance and treatment.

“The college is also providing psychological support for the three students who tested positive and their roommates. Parents, guardians and the general public are assured that the safety of all staff and students is a top priority,” he said.

Also, Adekoya said that LASU management would continue to enforce compliance with COVID-19 guidelines and protocols; adding that this is to ensure safety of all those in  the university’s campuses.

“Management enjoins all students, staff and the general public to take personal responsibility and continue to observe COVID-19 guidelines as the virus is real and deadly,” he said.

Nigeria is currently battling a more virulent and fatal second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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