Coronavirus 3rd Wave Scare: Vacate Hostels, UniLag Authorities Tell Students

The University of Lagos Medical Centre, has raised an emergency alarm over an increase in the number of patients within its premises, showing flu like symptoms similar to Covid 19.

Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, who had earlier have an emergency meeting with the members of Unilag senate, confirmed this today, Wednesday July 14.

Ogundipe said, “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.”  In addition, “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.”

In a similar vein, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu, who had earlier confirmed rise in cases of Covid 19 said in a press statement, issued on July 11, 2021 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, to its current rate of 6.6% as at the 8th of July 2021.

Prof. Ogundipe in conjunction with the institution Medical Centre, has however, assured all members of the University community that all necessary actions in line with the Federal and Lagos State Government guidelines will be taken regarding this potential threat in their community while also campaigning for strict “adhere to the following Covid 19 guidelines and protocols in order to curb the spread of this disease.”

Consequently, the institution’s authorities, have appeal to students to vacate hostels on campus over the coronavirus concerns while adding that lectures will continue virtually starting from July 26 until things return to normalcy.

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