COVID19: UNILAG Senate Shuts Down Hostels


The UNILAG Senate on July 14th has asked all students living in the hostels and various halls of residences to leave the premises as soon as possible.

This directive was issued by the Senate of the university after a hike in the number of recorded coronavirus cases on the campus. Meanwhile, it is not clear if the school has recorded a case linked to the new Delta variant which is regarded as more dangerous.

Also, online lectures has been approved by the school is yet to take effect from July 26, 2021.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) had already announced that the new variant is more deadly and “most transmissible”.

Dr. Olabode Ladipo, the State Incident Manager and Coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre, made the declaration, urging the general public to exercise extreme vigilance.

Additionally, the inhabitants of Oyo were urged not to let down their guards because it may lead to dangerous repercussions. In addition, all inbound travelers have been instructed to isolate for seven days and submit to tests.

Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, made the following statement on Sunday night:

“This strain has been associated with high transmission, increase severity of infection and outcomes.

“As such, this is to warn that the virus is still very much within the society.

“The ‘Own Your Action’ (OYA) initiative of the State Government should be seriously considered by adhering to the guidelines of wearing nose and mouth masks in public gatherings, washing of hands with soap and water and use of hand sanitizers, among others.

“The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force hereby appeals to the good people of Oyo State to comply with these and other advisories as they apply to individuals and organizations.

“It would be appreciated if all in-bound travelers from overseas maintain the mandatory seven-day isolation and subsequent testing before mingling with the populace.”

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