The University of Ibadan has closed down its Health Centre (Jaja Clinic) after admitting a patient, who eventually tested positive for COVID-19

The Director of Public Communication, University of Ibadan, Mr Olatunji Oladejo, who said the health centre had been decontaminated and shut down.

He said this followed the recommendation of the Oyo State Emergency Operations Centre.

Oladejo said the closure would last for seven days but added that reopening of the place would be subjected to the review by the EOC.

Oladejo explained that the patient was first seen on December 10 and was admitted at the clinic on December 13/14.

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He said, “Oyo State Emergency Operations Centre was notified immediately. The centre inspected the premises (Jaja Clinic), and made the following recommendations:

“Disinfection/Decontamination of premises which has been done; follow-up of all those who had contact with the client by the EOC; and closure of the clinic from 4.00 pm of 15 December, 2020 for a seven day period.

“Opening will be subject to review by the Oyo State Emergency Operation Centre.

“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.”

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