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LASU college of medicine shuts hostel after COVID-19 outbreak among students

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The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) has shut its hostels after three of its students tested positive for COVID-19.

A statement by the Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Lagos State University, Mr. Ademola Adekoya noted that the three medical students had been isolated and given treatment packs.

It also noted their roommates were being tested while contact tracing had begun for all those they came into contact with recently.

The statement reads: “The Management of Lagos State University wishes to inform staff, students and the general public that three students of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) have tested positive for Covid-19 leading the College to immediately close down all her hostel facilities.

“Room mates of the three students who tested positive and their associates are being tested;

“The College already isolated the affected three students and has commenced contact tracing of all affected students;

“The College has handed treatment packs to all three who tested positive;

“The College is also providing psychological support to the three students who tested positive and their roommates.

“The hostel facilities were immediately closed for decontamination upon confirmation of the status of the affected students.”

“The university advised all other medical students to self isolate in their for two weeks.

“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. Phone numbers/contacts of all students are already obtained to that effect;

“Any students showing symptoms at home are to contact the College through dedicated lines for necessary assistance/treatment

“Parents, Guardians and the general public are assured that the safety of all staff and students is of top priority and the Lagos State University as a whole will continue to enforce compliance with Covid-19 guidelines and protocols to ensure the safety of all within her campuses.”

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