- LASUCOM has been plunged into panic
- This is as three students tested positive for the deadly coronavirus
- Management has shut down school and hostels as parts of the measure to prevent further spread
The management of Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) has shut down the school after three students were reported to have contracted COVID-19.
The media coordinator of Centre for Information Press and Public Relations (CIPPR), Ademola Adekoya, made this known on Thursday, January 14.
He added that the students have been isolated while the school is already on lockdown to curtail the further spread of the deadly virus.
According to him, the roommates of the students are also "being tested" with contract tracing on the fast lane to prevent further spread.
“The hostel facilities were immediately closed for decontamination upon confirmation of the status of the affected students."
"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.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the academic community in the country was plunged into mourning following the death of Folabi Olumide, a renowned professor who was the pioneer vice chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU).
The passing on the late don was announced by the current vice-chancellor of the LASU, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, in a statement.
Olumide died on Friday, January 8, after a brief illness at the age of 81 years. A Nigerian academic and medical surgeon, Olumide served as LASU VC between 1983- 1988.
Lagos says schools resume in January 18
The Lagos state government has re-affirmed its earlier directive that all schools in the state, both public and private (below tertiary level), should resume on Monday, January 18, for the second term 2020/2021 academic session.
Kayode Abayomi, the head of public affairs in the state's Ministry of Education, said in a statement sighted by Legit.ng that the affirmation was made on Friday, January 15, by the commissioner for education, Folasade Adefisayo.
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