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COVID-19: 181 Private school students, staff tests positive in Lagos

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi has confirmed that 181 students and staff members of a private school located in a suburb of Lekki, Lagos  tested positive to COVID19 during surveillance and case investigation in the school.

The Confirmation was made on Friday as there are 441 students and staff in the school, giving details of the investigation, Abayomi explained that a 14-year-old SS1 female student fell ill on the 3rd of October and was sent home after receiving first aid at the school.

He added that the student subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday 6th of October in one of the accredited private labs in Lagos, while assured Lagosians that the State government, through the incident commands system, has the situation under control.

He stressed that appropriate steps have been taken to contain the spread and manage the positive cases, as he noted that all parents have been contacted and counselled via a family zoom call on 13th October to further allay their fears.

“There is a total lockdown and movement restriction in the school with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Pillar of the EOC and Ibeju-Lekki LGA State Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer (DSNO) reporting at the school daily to conduct further investigation”, he said.

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