Authorities of the University of Ibadan, UI, has disclosed that a don,who is among the 10 vying for the institution’s Vice Chancellorship, has tested positive for COVID-19.

While urging have members of the community not to panic over the confirmed COVID-19 case, attended to at the University Clinic, the varsity spokesman, Olatunji Oladejo, said in a statement that the UI Clinic had been closed for seven days following the confirmed COVID-19 case.

Insisting that contrary to news of palpable fear in the university making the rounds, Oladejo said there was no panic in UI.

He said, “The University of Ibadan community and the general public are, hereby, informed that a client, who was first seen on 10th December and later admitted in the University Health Service, UHS, also known as Jaja Clinic, overnight of 13/14 December tested positive to COVID-19.

“The Oyo State Emergency Operations Centre, EOC, was notified immediately.

“Accordingly, the centre inspected the premises (Jaja Clinic) and made the following recommendations:

“Disinfection/Decontamination of premises, which has been done; follow-up of all those who had contact with the client by the EOC; and closure of the clinic from 4.00p.m. of 15 December, 2020 for a seven day period.”

He said that the reopening of the University Clinic would be subject to review by the Oyo State Emergency Operation Centre, EOC.

Spekaing further, Oladejo said, “Beyond closure, the EOC is working with the UHS (Jaja Clinic) to ensure that all processes for safe work are put in place.

“NHIS enrollees may access care at the Eleyele Police Clinic during the closure.

“Meanwhile, the COVID-19 positive fellow is being attended to and there should be no panic.”

He enjoined members of the university community to stay safe by observing all recommended precautions and protocols to prevent the disease and promote health.


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