Breaking: UNILAG hostels shut indefinitely, suspends physical classes

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The management of the University of Lagos has announced the shut down of the student hostels over reported cases of coronavirus on the campus. tThe management further confirmed that lectures would be delivered virtually for the rest of the semester effective from 26th July 2021.

The decision was reached at an emergency senate meeting held on Wednesday at the J. F. Ade Ajayi Auditorium.

Students have therefore been directed to vacate the halls of residence latest by 12.00 noon on Thursday, July 15, 2021. With the update, students are already seen packing their bags to go home.

A memo from the desk of UNILAG Director of Student Affairs titled, ‘Important Notice: Immediate Closure Of Hostels To Check The Spread Of COVID-19 On Campus,’ read, “To check the spread of COVID-19 on campus, the University Senate has directed that all students vacate the halls of residence latest by 12.00 noon on Thursday, July 15, 2021. No access will be granted to any student after 12.00 noon on 15 July. The hostels will be locked indefinitely therefore students are advised to move all their personal effects at once. Lectures for the rest of the semester will be delivered virtually with effect from July 26, 2021.”

The management of the university earlier said its medical centre recorded an increase in the number of patients with COVID-19 symptoms.

The management had released that the institution is being affected by a potential third wave of coronavirus in a ‘COVID-19 pandemic update’ published on the university’s website on Tuesday.

“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.

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