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181 students, staff test positive for COVID-19 in Lagos schoolNigeria

181 students, staff test positive for COVID-19 in Lagos schoolNigeria
Lagos State Government has confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in a private boarding school in Lekki. Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who broke the news on Friday, said 181 students and staff members of a private school located in Lekki tested positive to COVID19 during surveillance and case investigation in the school. There are […]

The Commissioner stated that the school authorities supported by the State Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education are following the COVID-19 guidelines as set out by the government.The Ministry of Health is working closely with the Ministry of Education to jointly manage this minor but significant outbreak in this boarding school.Akin Abayomi, who broke the news on Friday, said 181 students and staff members of a private school located in Lekki tested positive to COVID19 during surveillance and case investigation in the school.There are 441 students and staff in the school.

“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 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,” Abayomi said.“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.

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