Poly Ibadan shuts down over COVID-19 pandemic

The management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, has shutdown down the institution, following the directive of the Oyo state government.

Recall that the state recorded its first coronavirus case on Sunday.

The state government had ordered the closure of schools till after the Easter holiday.

The Registrar of the institution, Modupe Fawale, announced the closure on Sunday in a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA.

“Students will be communicated of reopening as soon as possible.“All students are therefore requested to vacate the halls of residence immediately,” she said.

The management of the institution on Friday had announced precautionary measures to protect members of the polytechnic community from the virus.

The measures, the school said, included the suspension of all international conferences to be hosted by the faculties while all international travels by staff were suspended until further notice.

It also said all incoming and outgoing exchange programmes, as well as international visits of foreign partners and collaborators, were suspended until further notice.

The management further enjoined anyone on campus who observe symptoms of the coronavirus such as running nose, sore throat, cough and fever to immediately call the hotlines -07030712061, 08034071635, 08023340632 as well as contact the institution’s health centre.

As of Sunday morning, the number of confirmed cases of the pandemic globally has reached 300,000 with 27 cases in Nigeria.

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