Ojo Peter, Ibadan
The management of Redeemer’s University, Ede, has frowned at the news of an outbreak of Covid-19 on its campus as reported by some media houses recently which has the potential of undermining its efforts at safeguarding the health of the nation through free testing and other medical services being provided by the Redeemer’s University African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases.
According to the press release by the University Corporate Affairs Head, Mr. Adetunji Adeleye, stated that “the university as part of its routine check discovered through its clinical testing that one of its clients living outside campus has been exposed to covid-19 and immediately activated all the mechanisms put in place to safeguard its spread and subjected all those who might have had any contact with him directly or indirectly to necessary testing in order to ensure the safety of our environment”.
He noted that the university as a front-liner in the fight against Covid-19 had put in place, safety measures at various locations on campus as highlighted in the Covid-19 protocol by the National Centre for Diseases Control and Presidential Task Force which make the premises safe and secure for medical services.
“we are rendering not only to the Nigerian government but to our international health agency partners in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
“Our team of scientists at the Redeemer’s University African Centre of Excellence of Genomics of Infectious Diseases which is headed by Professor Christian Happi, a professor of Molecular Biology and Genomics of Infectious Diseases are working with all our stakeholders to ensure that there is no breach of protocol in the detection, containment and elimination of Covid-19 pandemic.
“The management wishes to inform the general public that there is no cause for alarm as being speculated in some quarters of the safety of our environment”, the release read.