COVID-19: Makerere denies staff, students, and visitors access to the university

Makerere University has closed doors to students, some staff and visitors who have been frequently entering the University with no clear reason.

This comes shortly after a prominent lecturer Ms. Amanda Ngabirano announced that she tested positive for coronavirus after an upcountry trip to Lira.

Information reaching our news desk indicates that the vice-chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has directed new measures at the oldest University in Uganda aimed at curbing the wildfire like spreading coronavirus.

Starting today, the Ivory Tower security will no longer let in students and visitors who had made it a habit to visit the University and enjoy free WiFi and while enjoying the shade under trees in the specious compound around the campus.

Only 30 percent of the essential workers at the institution will be allowed into the University to carry on their work as usual.

The Chief security officer atMakerere says that the university authorities expect no student at campus since it is closed to them and they will continue to enforce these new measures announced by Prof. Nawangwe until the situation normalises.

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