Potential 3rd wave of Covid-19 pandemic: LASU Management mandates compliance with protocols

From Cyriacus Nnaji, Lagos

Management of the Lagos State University (LASU) has announced the institution’s preparedness to fully comply with government guidelines on covid-19.

Lagos State government over the weekend announced the possibility of a third wave of Covid-19 pandemic in the state. 

This is as a result of the recent increase in the number of positive cases being reported and increase occupancy rate at the Isolation Centres. This has necessitated the need for proactive measures to mitigate spread of the infection on our campuses.

According to a release by Ademola Adekoya, Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations (CIPPR) the University Management therefore mandated all members of LASU community to adhere to all the preventive protocols as designed by NCDC to curtail any spread. 

The measures include; compulsory & Proper use of facemask in public places, Regular hand washing with soap and water or use of alcohol based sanitizer, Maintainance of physical distance of 2metres, Maintenance of 50% occupancy rate of halls, classrooms, offices, worship centres, and Temperature checks at entrances.

Already the entrances to the campuses already have water taps for hand washing by all visitors, students inclusive. Veronica buckets, Infra-Red thermometers and Alcohol based sanitizer had been distributed to all faculties and Centres. 

Management insisted on the enforcement of the items, while Deans, Directors, Faculty Members, Heads of Units, Members of Staff, Security Officers, Porters and Cleaners assigned to faculties, buildings and halls are mandated to ensure adherence. 

Students were also enjoined to make provisions for personal facemasks and hand sanitizers to further enhance the efforts of the University Management.

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