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Amidst Covid-19 Scare, FCE, Abeokuta Shut Down

ABEOKUTA: Management of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Osiele, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, has shut down the Institution for the next two weeks following the death of a medical personnel of the Institution, arising from Covid-19 complications.

In a statement issued Friday, July 3, 2020 by the Registrar of the Institution, Dr Adedayo Adebayo, two other staff of the Institution’s medical centre have also tested positive for the COVID-19.

Adebayo, who said the two infected health workers have been isolated and are receiving treatment, added that the closure of the School was necessary to forestall further spread of the virus.

The statement read, “The college management at its emergency meeting received with utmost concern the report of the medical investigation carried out on the cause of the observed state of ailment that recently affected some staff of the College Medical Centre.”

“While directing staff members to work from home, the College further advises workers who had contacts with the affected medical personnel to subject themselves to the COVID-19 test in order to ascertain their health status and to seek necessary medical intervention.

“The report attributed the cause of death of one of the medical personnel that transited to immortality lately to complications that arose from COVID-19.

“Regrettably, the two other staff of the medical centre similarly tested positive to the viral infection and have been placed on isolation and undergoing treatment.

“Arising from this untoward development, it is incumbent on the college management to immediately close down the College so as to forestall further spread of the virus.

“Consequently, the college management has directed the immediate lockdown of the College activities for the next two weeks.”

“Members of staff with ongoing assignments are encouraged to continue to work on them from home.”

The College management further advises everyone that has had contact with the affected medical personnel recently to subject themselves to the COVID-19 test in order to ascertain their health status and to seek necessary medical intervention.

The management condoles with the bereaved family and the College community and prays that “God grants all the succour to bear the irreparable loss.”

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