LASUCOM Closes Hostels as Students Contract COVID-19

January 15, 2021

By Ahmed Rahma

The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) has asked all students to self-isolate after three of them tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the institution said the incident has forced the management to order the immediate closure of its hostel facilities for decontamination.

According to the Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations of Lagos State University, Mr Ademola Adekoya, the roommates of the students who tested positive and their associates are being tested.

Mr Adekoya also informed that the college was providing psychological support to the three students and their roommates and has also been given them treatment packs.

“The college already isolated the affected three students and has commenced contact tracing of all affected students.

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

“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,” the statement read.

“The college has handed treatment packs to all three who tested positive and also providing psychological support to them and their roommates.

“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.

“Management also again enjoins all students, staff and the general public to take personal responsibility and continue to observe COVID-19 guidelines as the virus is real and deadly,” it added.

Rahma Ahmed

Ahmed Rahma is a journalist with great interest in arts and craft. She is also a foodie who loves new ideas. She loves to travel and would love to visit other African countries someday. She is a sucker for historical movies and afrobeat.

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