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LASU shuts hostels as three students test positive for COVID-19

LAGOS, Nigeria – The Management of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja, have ordered the closure of all hostels.

Mr Ademola Adekoya, Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Lagos State University (LASU), announced this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos after three students tested positive for COVID-19.

Adekoya announced that roommates and associates of the three students have been isolated and would also be tested for the virus.

Part of the statement read: “All students of the college have been advised to proceed home to self-isolate for the next fourteen days from where their health status will be monitored by the college through phone calls.

“The hostel facilities have been closed immediately for decontamination and contact tracing have commenced.”

LASU also advised students who show COVID-19 symptoms at home to contact the college through dedicated lines for assistance and treatment.

“The college is also providing psychological support for the three students who tested positive and their roommates.

“Parents, guardians and the general public are assured that the safety of all staff and students is a top priority,” the statement added.

Adekoya said that LASU management would continue to enforce compliance with COVID-19 guidelines and advised everyone to observe all health guidelines.

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