By DAPO FALADE
The Management of Lagos State University has closed down the hostel facilities of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) as three students of the College have tested positive for COVID-19.
This was contained in a press release signed by the Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations of the university, Ademola Adekoya.
The LASU Management also informed the public and other stakeholders that roommates of the three students who tested positive and their associates are being tested, even as the affected students have been put in isolation.
It further informed that the College has commenced contact tracing of all affected students and that the hostel facilities were immediately closed for decontamination upon confirmation of the status of the affected 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.
“Meanwhile, the College has handed treatment packs to all three who tested positive. The College is also providing psychological support to the three students who tested positive and their roommates,” the release added.
The university management assured parents, guardians and the general public that the safety of all staff and students is of top priority and that the university, as a whole, will continue to enforce compliance with COVID-19 guidelines and protocols to ensure the safety of all within her campuses.
It also enjoined all students, staff and the general public to take personal responsibility and continue to observe COVID-19 guidelines, noting that the virus is real and deadly.