A Senior Registrar in the Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Odii Stanley has died of COVID-19.
The doctor’s was confirmed in a statement by the UCTH’s association of resident doctors.
“On behalf of the entire membership of ARD UCTH, I regret to bring to your notice the untimely demise of Dr Odii Stanley”, Egbe JJ said in a statement on behalf of the association.
“Until his death, he was a Senior Registrar in the Department of Anaesthesiology. We lost him yesterday morning to complications of COVID-19.
“May his gentle soul find eternal repose in Abraham’s bosom.”
In a related development, students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have been ordered out of the hostels and halls of residence latest noon on Thursday; following a recent case of Covid -19 on its campus. The senate also approved the commencement of virtual lectures from July 26, 2021.
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It was gathered that the Senate of the University had an emergency meeting on Wednesday at J.F Ade Ajayi Auditorium in other to decide on the COVID-19 situation on the campus.
A statement released by the Information Unit of the institution stated that classes for the rest of the second semester of the 2020 academic session would hold virtually until July 26, 2021.
The statement noted that students who tested positive for the virus recently have been taken to health facilities while contact tracing has begun.
The statement reads:
“The University of Lagos commenced physical classes at the end of May 2021 when the positivity rate of the COVID-19 infection dropped to about one per cent”.
“The University Management continues to enforce the COVID-19 protocols; in addition, the COVID-19 vaccination was made available to the staff and students through the support of the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council. Lately, some students have tested positive. These students have been sent to the appropriate designated facilities in the State and contact tracing has enabled us to identify those who have had exposure and directed them to isolate”.
“The situation is, indeed, worrisome especially noting the reluctance of the majority of students to comply with the COVID-19 prevention protocols”.
“To avoid the escalation of cases on campus, the University Senate at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, 14th of July 2021 approved that all students vacate the halls of residence by noon on Thursday indefinitely. Lectures for the rest of the semester will continue to be delivered virtually with effect from 26th July 2021″.