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COVID-19 third wave: UNIPORT directs compulsory use of face masks

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The administration of the College of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) on Monday made obligatory using face masks in its campuses over issues of the third wave of COVID-19 within the nation.

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Recall that the Federal Authorities on Sunday put six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on pink alert following the emergence and attainable rising instances of the Delta variant of COVID-19 an infection.

The affected states are Lagos, Oyo, Rivers, Kaduna, Kano, Plateau and the nation’s capital, FCT.

The establishment in an announcement by its chairman of UNIPORT’s Steering Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Siminialayi Iyeopu, mentioned the college is fearful concerning the rising variety of new instances and hospitalisation from the pandemic therefore the obligatory use of face masks to be enforced from Monday, July 19.

“Each member of the college should put on a face masks and observe all Coronavirus protocols for all indoor actions, together with examinations and lectures, in addition to conferences.

“All employees, college students and guests to UNIPORT are required to scrub their fingers often or use hand sanitisers whereas adhering strictly to social distancing rules,” the assertion learn.

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