- A staff of the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos state has died due to COVID-19 complications
- The school is now begging other staff to go for a COVID-19 test after self-isolating for seven days
- Other measures to curtail the possible spread of the virus in the institution have been announced by the authorities in the school
The Yaba College of Technology in Lagos state has urged workers in its academic planning unit to go on self-isolation and COVID-19 test.
The Punch reports that the directive was specifically to those who may have been in contact with the late director of the unit, Dr. Michael Omoighe.
According to the report, Omoighe died on Sunday, January 24 due to complications from COVID-19.
“For smooth lecturing, lecturers should provide lecture notes to students beforehand and utilise the online period for the explanation of the note. Any meeting of more than ten persons should be held virtually.
“Students should vacate the hostels latest by Thursday, January 28, 2021. Management will make arrangements to decontaminate the college in due course.
“The academic planning unit should be closed down for two weeks; all staff of the unit should go on isolation and carry out COVID-19 test.”
The statement added that the Medical Centre of the College would be closed for two weeks and thereafter disinfected.
In a related development, following the announcement for the resumption of academic activities for all public and private schools across the country, the federal ministry of education has updated the COVID-19 guidelines for schools.
As part of the new guidelines, the federal government has suspended assembly and visiting days in all the schools.
Meanwhile, Nigeria is awaiting the first batch of the COVID-19 vaccines into the country in March 2021 according to the authorities.
Already, the government has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on live TV to help drive awareness on the vaccine administration among Nigerians.
Legit.ng had earlier listed five important things the government must do before the vaccines arrive in the country.
Ten important facts from health experts concerning the vaccine were also listed here.