Panic as Lagos medical college shut after students, officials contracted COVID-19

Panic as Lagos medical college shut after students, officials contracted COVID-19

- Students and officials of the Lagos State University College of Medicine have contracted COVID-19

- Following the confirmation of their positive status, the school campus in Ikeja has been shut down

- An official and students of the institution confirmed the development to the press

- Three students of the institution who reportedly contracted the disease are currently in isolation

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The Lagos State University College of Medicine has shut down its campus in Ikeja after some students and officials contracted the deadly coronavirus.

In a report by The Punch, the students and officials of the college confirmed the development, saying three of the students tested positive for the disease.

Also confirming the development, head, Centre for Information, Press and Public relations of the Lagos State University, Ademola Adekoya, said the affected students are in isolation.

Panic as Lagos medical college shut after students, officials contracted COVID-19
Other students of the school have been advised to self-isolate at home for 14 days. Photo credit: Tunahan Turhan/SOPA Images/LightRocket
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In a statement by Adekoya, roommates of the three students who tested positive and their associates are being tested.

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The statement read in part:

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

The campus was shut for decontamination and all students have been advised to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

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In similar news, ace Nigerian comedian Ali Baba advised people to adhere to safety guidelines against the deadly coronavirus after recently surviving the disease.

In a video on his Instagram page, the comedian said people died in the isolation centre he was taken to when he contracted COVID-19.

According to him, anyone who says coronavirus is not real should not be trusted. He said the virus is real and killing people.

He expressed condolences to friends and families who have lost their loved ones to the deadly disease and warned people to be wary of those claiming that COVID-19 is a scam.

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In his words:

"Don’t let anyone tell you it’s a scam. I just came out of isolation. Several people died while I was there. Some of my close friends knew and they were very supportive."

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