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181 students, staff of Lagos school test positive for COVID-19

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The Lagos State government said on Friday at least 181 students and staff of a private boarding school in the Lekki area of the state had tested positive for COVID-19.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this in a statement issued by the Director of Public Affairs in the ministry, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, said the cases were detected during surveillance and case investigation in the school.

He added that the school had a student and staff population of 441.

According to Abayomi, a 14-year-old female student in Senior Secondary School one (SS1) fell ill on October 3 and was sent home after receiving first aid at the school.

He added that the student subsequently tested positive for  COVID-19   on October 6 in one of the accredited private laboratories in Lagos.

The commissioner said: “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.

“The 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.”

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