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UNIBEN orders compulsory use of face masks on campus


The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has ordered compulsory use of face masks On its campus, due to the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Public Relations Officer of UNIBEN, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, announced the directive in a statement, at the weekend, in Benin City.

Ehanire said: “This is in line with the Edo State Government’s policy, in the efforts to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

“Staff, residents and visitors to UNIBEN campuses are, therefore, to comply with this directive.”


“No one should transact any business or engage in any form of interaction with others in the offices and within public spaces without a face mask.

“Everyone is enjoined to cooperate with security personnel charged with carrying out infrared thermometer testing at the gates.

Meanwhile, the President of the Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA), Dr. Osahon Enabulele, yesterday, commended the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) for its commitment, patriotism and excellence to curtail the spread of the pandemic.

He also called on the Federal and state governments to increase support for the institution.

Enabulele said: “UBTH is doing great. I have a good impression of how far it has gone to curtail COVID-19 in the state.

“Even with the lean resources available to the hospital, I have seen commitment, patriotism and excellence being displayed in the hospital…”


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