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UNILAG shuts medical centre over exposure to COVID-19 patient




The management of the University of Lagos Sunday announced the temporary closure of its Medical Centre after the facility was exposed to a COVID-19 patient.

A statement issued by the university said the temporary closure would last 14 days.

The institution urged members of its community to continue observing precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

It read: “The University has made this necessary decision in order to decontaminate the Centre following exposure to an outpatient who was seen at the Centre on Monday, April 20, 2020 and immediately referred for COVID-19 testing. The Medical Centre was notified of the results on Friday, April 24, 2020 and immediately sought the guidance of the COVID-19 response team and institutional infectious disease experts.

“Members of the University community and the general public are hereby assured that the University of Lagos Medical Centre had already put in place control measures for infection prevention before and at the time of the suspected exposure.

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“Kindly note also, that the Centre is meticulously following the prescribed protocols and that these recommendations for temporary closure and decontamination are being followed as extra precautionary measures to assure the safety of the community.”

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