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COVID-19: UI Bans Gathering Of Over 50, Orders Workers To Stay At Home

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Following the outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19,  the management of the University of Ibadan has released a new set of guidelines to curtail the spread of the virus.

The new guidelines was announced in a special release made available to newsmen on Thursday evening.

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It read:

In response to the recently observed rise in number of cases of COVID-19, the Federal
Government of Nigeria (FGN) announced that the country has entered a second wave of the
pandemic. Consequently, some rules have been imposed to forestall further infection and/or
spread.
The University Management hereby requests compliance with the following rules specified by
the FGN on campus:
(1) Closure of all bars, eat-in places restaurants or club for an initial period of 5 (five) weeks;
(2) All informal or formal gatherings including end of year events should be restricted to not
more than 50 (fifty) persons;
(3) Religious events should be limited to less than fifty percent capacity of the facility of use
during which physical distancing, appropriate use of facemasks, and other recommendations
should be strictly enforced;
(4) Events having more than fifty persons in attendance should be held outdoors and with
appropriate use of facemasks and adherence to other recommendations;
(5) Campus transportation should carry not more than fifty percent of their capacity in
compliance with social distancing rules;
(6) Mandatory and appropriate use of facemasks should be observed by all and sundry on
campus;
(7) Persons aged 60 years and above and/or with co-morbidities should stay at home and avoid
crowds;
(8) Leadership of offices should take responsibility for adequate ventilation, working from
home, and adherence to other recommended precautions etc;
(9) Virtual meetings should be adopted/encouraged in offices as much as possible;
(10) CONTISS 12 officers and below are expected to work from home; and
(11) Persons having symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, breathlessness should call
any of these numbers: 08095394000, 08078288800
Management expects total compliance with the above by all members of the community and
entrants to the campus.
Federal Government’s task force, nay the University Management, may apply sanctions where
breached.
Thank you.

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