The management of the University of Ibadan has debunked the news circulating around that a student of the institution has contracted coronavirus.
At the early hours of Monday, 23rd March 2020, a 100 level student, Nejo Henry Ogooluwa raised an alarm over his health condition which has symptoms of covid-19.
Henry, who lives at Morogbo, Lagos State left the University Community on Friday when he started noticing different changes in his body. He noticed symptoms like fever, difficult breathing, dry cough, and chest pain and reached out to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) who told him they are only interested in those he had travel history with which he cannot say.
This abandonment and his inability to withstand the pain made him raise alarm for help which went viral on social media.
The Dean of Students, University of Ibadan, Prof. Adekeye Abiona who spoke with oyomind.com.ng correspondent said the suspected case of coronavirus in the university is nothing but a false alarm.
Professor Abiona said “I wish to inform University of Ibadan students and the public at large that the news circulating on Social Media about a 100 level student, Nejo Henry Ogooluwa, claiming to have contracted Coronavirus on the campus is a false alarm.
“I have just had a discussion with his mother who stated that doctors confirmed that he has an ulcer, which resulted in heartburns.
“By the foregoing, no student has contracted the Coronavirus on the University campus.”