Computer Science Department, Lagos State University (LASU) has developed a mobile app for individuals self-test for Coronavirus.
LASU, in a statement by its Coordinator, Center for Information, Press and Public Relations Ademola Adekoya on Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 says the innovation is in accordance to the institution’s efforts of to create awareness to the general public on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
According to the statement, the innovation was led by Prof. Benjamin Aribisala with the assistance of other team members which includes: Oluwatoyin Enikuomehin; Olusola Olabanjo; Abdulazeez Saheed and Abdulazeez Anjorin of Microbiology Department.
He noted that, the software has been tested and certified by the Provost, Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja, and will be available on Playstore from 7th April, 2020.
On his part, Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, vice chancellor, LASU has lauded Senior members of staff who, in the last one week, since the work-from-home directive of the Lagos State Government, remained at their duty posts to ensure that the day-to-day administration of the University is not completely grounded.
The Vice chancellor observed that as a University, the LASU community was not insulated from the inconveniences that came with the halting of our daily activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He urged all members to strictly adhere to necessary precautions such as constant washing of hands, maintaining social distancing, avoiding hugging and handshakes, and contacting the authorities when they notice any of the symptoms of the virus.