The Guardian (Nigeria)

UNIPORT orders compulsory use of face masks

- From Ann Godwin, Port Harcourt

THE University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has directed staff members, students and all visitors to wear face masks in the institutio­n following threats of the Delta variant of coronaviru­s.

In a statement issued yesterday by the Public Relations Officer ( PRO), Sam Kpenu, it stressed that the order from the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Owunari Georgewill, was aimed at curbing the spread of the Delta variant of COVID- 19 in the university community and to keep everyone safe.

The statement ordered every member of the university community to wear face masks and observe the COVID- 19 protocols for all indoor activities including lectures, examinatio­ns and meetings.

“All staff members, students and visitors to the university are required to ensure regular hand washing, use of hand sanitisers and keep social distancing,” the statement added.

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