COVID-19: UI goes tough, shuts gate, imposes other measures

COVID-19: UI goes tough, shuts gate, imposes other measures

- UI has imposed measures to combat coronavirus

- With this, the university demanded the use of facemask in entering the campus

- The university also made the main gate as the only access to the institution

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The University of Ibadan has taken tough measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus by shutting one of its gates and imposing wearing of face masks on all entrants into the institution

The management is restricting all entries and exits to and from the school.

The premier university in a special release on Monday, May 18, says the only access to the institution will now be the main gate of the school.

The first gate of the institution popularly known as Main Gate will henceforth be the only entry and exit point of the school.

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COVID-19: UI goes tough, shuts gate, imposes other measures

With this, the university manded the use of facemask in entering the campus. Credit: Twitter
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The University had earlier shut two of its four main entrances as part efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus, according to a report by Ridwan Kolawole,'s correspondent in Oyo.

In a special release numbered 4303 and titled "Further Measures to Prevent COVID-19 Spread on Campus" issued by the management on Monday, May 18, 2020, the authorities said it has become necessary to apply some measures with immediate effect from Monday, May 18, 2020 to prevent the pandemic on the campus.

The release reads "As part of our effort in preventing the spread of COVID-19 on the University of Ibadan campus, it has become necessary to apply the following measures with effect from Monday, 18 May, 2020: The only access to the University, for now, is the main gate. All other gates including the pedestrian gates are closed. All persons entering the University are compulsorily required to wear face masks."

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With respect to the transportation system on campus, the University said: "The number of persons in a car including the driver must not exceed four (4). Tricycle (KEKE NAPEP) should carry three persons only including the driver.

"Commercial buses on campus must not carry more than two persons in a row. Personal motorcycle should not carry more than one person."

At the moment, all sporting activities such as football, basketball among others "are still prohibited within the campus until there is a decline in the growing cases of COVID-19."

The University of Ibadan also reiterated that all fellowships, meetings and all forms of gatherings that attract crowd are prohibited in line with the federal government's directive/advice.

Meanwhile, had reported that Nigeria was asked to pay 170,000 euros (N78,200,000) for the coronavirus drug sent to the country. This demand was made by the Republic of Madagascar.

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