In what appears to be a confirmation of PREMIUM TIMES’ report on Tuesday, the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has said there are signs of imminent third wave of coronavirus disease on the campus.
The university in a statement posted on its website, a copy of which the institution’s spokesperson, Nonye Oguama, shared with our reporter on Tuesday evening, said there is an increased number of patients presenting COVID-19-related symptoms at its medical centre.
But the university failed to mention specifically whether any positive cases have been recorded on the campus or not.
The statement reads in part; “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.”
Meanwhile, the university authorities said due to the current situation, only emergency cases will be attended to by the medical centre.
The institution said the decision was to protect members of the university community and avoid the spread of infections within the facility.
“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,” the statement said.
It, however, noted that the telephone line for the medical centre would be available at all times. “The Medical Centre Emergency Contact line: 09095879781 remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”