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COVID-19: UNILAG shuts down campus



The management of the University of Lagos has shut down the student hostels over the increasing number of COVID-19 cases recorded on the campus. 

A member of the university’s Senate who spoke to journalists, said: “After getting the report, which I don’t like to discuss with you, we decided that the hostels should be shut down.”

Another source who declined to be named also confirmed saying “The senate at its meeting held today considered the situation of third wave of COVID-19 in Lagos State and its implications for the university. The Senate resolved that all students should vacate the halls of residence immediately,” the source said.

The source also mentioned that the Senate also approved commencement of virtual lectures from July 26.

Recall that NewsWireNGR had earlier reported that the vice chancellor Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe had summoned an emergency meeting of the school’s Senate on the COVID-19 spread in the campus. 

The management of the university also confirmed that UNILAG medical centre has recorded an increase in the number of patients with COVID-19 symptoms. 

It also confirmed that the institution is being affected by a potential third wave of coronavirus in a ‘COVID-19 pandemic update’ published on the university’s website on Tuesday. 

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