CORONAVIRUS: UNILAG MEDICAL CENTRE SHUT DOWN

The University of Lagos Medical Centre has been shut down, after exposure to a patient who later tested positive for COVID-19.

An outpatient was received at the hospital on April 20, and thereafter, referred for Coronavirus test, which returned positive five days later.

The management in a statement issued on Saturday, explained that the temporary closure was for decontamination.

The medical centre will remain closed for two weeks.

“The University of Lagos Management wishes to inform members of the University community and the general public that the UNILAG Medical Centre will be temporarily closed for 14 days with effect from today, Saturday, April 25, 2020.

“The University has made this necessary decision in order to decontaminate the centre following exposure to an outpatient who was seen at the centre on Monday, April 20, 2020 and immediately referred for COVID-19 testing,” part of the statement read.

There are currently 689 cases in Lagos, the highest in Nigeria.