The University of Lagos (UNILAG), moments ago after over an hour of an emergency meeting held the Universities Auditorium around 2 pm today as officially ordered the mediate Closure of Hostels to Check the Spread of Covid-19 on Campus.
According to the Department of Student Affairs (DSA), the University Senate has directed that all students vacate the halls of residence latest by 12.00 noon on Thursday 15 July 2021. No access will be granted to any student after 12.00 noon on 15 July.
The hostels will be locked indefinitely therefore students are advised to move all their personal effects at once. Lectures for the rest of the semester will be delivered virtually with effect from 26th July 2021.
Recall that on Monday night broke the news that a few students and staff members of the University of the first choice and the nation’s pride have tested Positive to COVID-19. (READ FULL DETAILS HERE).
And just yesterday evening, A COVID-19 pandemic update issued by the university also confirmed that the medical centre had recorded an increase in the number of patients with COVID-19 symptoms.
The COVID-19 update issued by the university read, “The University of Lagos Medical Centre wishes to inform all members of the university community about what appears to be the start of a potential third 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 third 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.
Still, on the Third Wave of the Coronavirus, The NCDC has warned Nigerians not to travel for the Sallah Muslim Festive celebration