COVID-19: University of Ibadan bans visitors, squatters

The University of Ibadan, in Oyo State has banned all unauthorised visitors and travelers coming to the institution over the 3rd wave of coronavirus pandemic.

The institution had earlier cancelled physical lectures due to the coronavirus pandemic but has now, commenced physical lectures for both undergraduate and post-graduate students.

Registrar of the institution, Olubunmi Faluyi, in a statement on Saturday, also advised students against accommodating squatters.

“Management has noted the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the recently discovered Delta variant and the placement of some states (including Oyo State) on red alert by the Federal Government.

“The fact that the University of Ibadan Health Services has not recorded any confirmed case of COVID-19 or an increase in flu-related/flu-like symptoms (for this season/time of the year) in the last three months suggests that if we are proactive in observing all health safety protocols, we can effectively prevent and spare the UI community from the third wave/new variant of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“All hands must be on deck, especially in the Halls of Residence, in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Each person must take direct responsibility of his/her health safety.

“The following should be strictly adhered to in halls of residence: No unauthorized visitors. No unscreened travellers/visitors. No squatters.

“Violators of health safety protocols must be promptly reported to appropriate authorities,” she stated

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