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KDU educates staff on need to avoid Covid-19

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Management of Kola Daisi University, Ibadan (KDU) gathered staff and students for a briefing on how to improve and maintain good health, prevent diseases and reduce the risk of coronavirus outbreak in the country.

This followed Federal Ministry of Health confirmation of the presence of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Lagos on February 27, 2020.

Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Kolade Ayorinde said the institution would give series of health talks prevent Covid-19, which broke out in China in December 2019, adding that his team would impart health skills to staff members and students to enable them to make healthy choices throughout their lives.

Also speaking, KDU Director of Health Services, Dr. Jerry Ayejumon, reminded the congregation that infected persons may experience only mild illness and recover quickly, but that this could be more severe in others, particularly among the elderly with underlying chronic illnesses.

Ayejumon enjoined members of staff and students to maintain respiratory hygiene to protect themselves and their own families, urging them to follow all precautions.

He stressed the need for regular and thorough washing of hands with soap and water, and alcohol-based hand sanitisers and keep at least five feet distance between caughing and sneezing persons.

“Persons with persistent cough or sneezing should be kept at a distance. Do not mix with them. People should maintain good respiratory hygiene by covering their mouths and noses with tissue when coughing or sneezing.

“Stay home if you have fever, cough and difficult breathing and do not engage in self medication. Stay informed on latest developments on Covid-19 through radio, television and newspapers,” he said.


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