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One hundred and eighty-one students and staff tested positive for coronavirus at a private boarding school in Lagos, as reported by the Lagos State Government.
The development was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Friday.
The school is located in Lekki.
Abayomi revealed that the first case was a 14-year-old SS1 student who fell sick on October 3, and was sent home.
The sick student later tested positive for coronavirus three days later.
Although, the commissioner gave the assurance that the situation was under control, and that steps are taken by the government to ensure that the spread of the disease is contained.
In a virtual meeting which saw in attendance stakeholders and commissioners for Health and Education, Abayomi said, “There are 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 a further investigation while positive students and staff have been isolated on the premises and given the COVID-19 home-care treatment packs and are being monitored in isolation within the school premises.
“Members of the Emergency Operation Center and our counterparts in the Ministry of Education have been deployed to the school to provide strategic interventions and support to the school. This includes psychosocial support, infection prevention control, medical monitoring, and risk communication experts to further enlighten and educate affected people.
“COVID-19 is still very much with us and we must strive to prioritize the safety of all, including students and teachers, by adhering strictly to prevention protocols and guidelines issued by the government to prevent its spread."
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