Nigeria’s foremost tertiary institution the University of Lagos (UNILAG), has been struck by the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic on the university campus. The country has grappled with rising cases in recent weeks as citizens have become lax in observing COVID-19 protocols.
There was panic in the university community on Tuesday after several students contracted the disease. The development led the school management to convey an emergency Senate meeting on Wednesday and then ordered students to vacate hostels on campus by 12.00 pm on Thursday indeﬁnitely to avoid escalation of cases.
“Lectures for the rest of the semester will be delivered virtually with effect from 26th July 2021,” read the WhatsApp broadcast message from the Dean of Student Affairs
In a statement put out on their website, the University Management stated:
“The University of Lagos Medical Centre wishes to inform all members of the University of Lagos Community about what appears to be the start of a potential 3rd wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Lagos State. The University of Lagos community has also been affected by this potential 3rd wave, with an increase in the number of patients presented to the University of Lagos Medical Centre with flu-like symptoms which are similar to COVID-19. The Medical Centre hereby assures all members of the University community, that all necessary actions in line with the Federal and Lagos State Government guidelines have been taken regarding this potential threat in our community. The Medical Centre will also return to providing EMERGENCY ONLY SERVICES during this period, in order to protect all members of the community from potential infection within the facility.”