Panic in UNILAG as medical centre records increase in symptoms similar to COVID-19 from patients

The University of Lagos on Tuesday announced that the institution is currently handling what appears to be the third wave of COVID-19 as there has been an increase in the number of patients presented to the university’s Medical Centre with flu-like symptoms which are similar to COVID-19.

The university therefore disclosed that all necessary actions in line with the Federal and Lagos State Government guidelines have been taken regarding this potential threat in the university’s community.

According to a statement posted on the website of the university, it became imperative to inform members of the institution due to the increase in the cases recorded at the medical centre.

According to the statement: “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 third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos State.

“The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu, in his press statement issued on July 11, 2021, stated that since the beginning of July, there has been a steep increase in the number of daily confirmed cases, with the test positivity rate going from 1.1% at the end of June 2021, to its current rate of 6.6% as at the 8th of July 2021. This is with a concurrent increase in the occupancy rate at Lagos State isolation centres.

“The University of Lagos community has also been affected by this potential third 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. The Medical Centre Emergency Contact line: 09095879781 remains open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“Despite this threat to the return of normalcy, pursuit of education and daily livelihood, it has become imperative once more to judiciously adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines and protocols in order to curb the spread of this disease.

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