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LASUCOM Shuts Campus after Students, Officials Test Positive for COVID-19

The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), has shut down its campus after some students and officials tested positive for the coronavirus infection.

While confirming this on Thursday January 14, 2021, Head, Centre for Information, Ademola Adekoya, stated that about three students of the medical college have been confirmed to be COVID-19 positive and are undergoing treatment.

He added that the school has commenced contact tracing, while the students have been asked to go home and the hostels shut.

The spokesperson said the college had directed students to self-isolate for 14 days and if they develop any symptoms, they should present themselves for treatment.

Mr Adekoya urged members of the public not to panic as the college is working round the clock to keep the situation under control.

“Following the development, an emergency board meeting between association presidents and the school management was held on Thursday, where it was agreed that the school be shut down and all students be sent home,” he said.

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