The University of Ibadan Management through Directorate of Public Communication has debunked a news flying through that the institution was in a state of panic after a case of COVID-19 confirmed.

A statement released by the UI Director of Public Communication, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo narrated to the University community and the general public that a client who was first seen on 10 December and later admitted in the University Health Service (Jaja Clinic) overnight of 13/14 December tested positive to COVID-19.

Mr. Oladejo said the Oyo State Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was notified immediately.


“Accordingly, the Centre inspected the premises (Jaja Clinic), and made the following recommendations:
(1) Disinfection/Decontamination of premises which has been done;
(2) Follow-up of all those who had contact with the client by the EOC; and
(3) Closure of the clinic from 4.00pm of 15 December, 2020 for a 7day period.

“Opening will be subject to review by the Oyo State Emegency Operation Centre (EOC).

“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.

“Members of the community are enjoined to stay safe by observing all recommended precautions to prevent disease and promote health”.

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