‘Airline crew members not being quarantined at UNILAG’


The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has dismissed reports claiming that the some airline crew members were being quarantined on the campus.

Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit, Taiwo Oloyede said in a statement issued Monday evening that the report published by The Punch on Sunday was “false” and “fake news”.

Read the statement below.

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) Management wishes to inform members of the University community and the general public that contrary to the publication entitled, “Chinese doctors’ flight: How three airline crew members ‘disappeared’ from Lagos quarantine centre” by The Punch, dated Sunday, April 12, 2020, the airline crew members that conveyed the Chinese doctors visiting the country to lend medical aid, are not being quarantined in the University of Lagos campus.

According to the report by The Punch, “On arriving the Scholars Lodge at the University of Lagos where the state government had prepared for the crew to be quarantine around 2am, another debate ensued over the type of the apartment provided.”

This information is FALSE. The flight crew members were not brought to the University’s Scholars Hostel.

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In light of the above, members of the University community and the general public are enjoined to beware of fake news and keep observing precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Management wishes the country and the world at large quick recovery from this pandemic and a timely return to normalcy.

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