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Redeemers University reacts to ‘reported cases’ of COVID-19

The management of Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, has refuted the report of an outbreak of COVID-19 on its by some media houses.

The management said the report 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 statement by the head of the university’s Corporate Affairs, Mr Adetunji Adeleye, “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.”

The university noted that as a frontliner in the fight against COVID-19, it had put in place safety measures at various locations on campus as highlighted in the COVID-19 protocols by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Presidential Task Force which make the premises safe and secure for medical services.

“We are rendering services not only to the Nigerian government but also to our international health agency partners in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement added.

“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 said in the statement.

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