181 Students ans school Staff tested Positive For coronavirus in lagos

181 Students ans school Staff tested Positive For coronavirus in lagos

A total number of 181 students and staff members of an undisclosed private school located in Lekki have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Lagos health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi explained that a 14-year-old SS1 female student was taken ill on October 3 and was sent home after receiving first aid from school.

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

This leads to the testing of other students and staff of the school and result to 181 positive cases of the coronavirus from the school.

Abayomi insisted that all the infected students are predominantly asymptomatic while some have just mild symptoms and none of the students are being hospitalized.

He stated that all parents have been contacted and counselled on October 13 to further suppress their fears.

The Commissioner explained, “There is a temporary lockdown and restriction on movement in the school premises with State Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer (DSNO) visiting 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 and are being monitored within the school premises.”

According to him, “students are to be isolated in the School premises and are discouraged from going home to avoid infecting members of their families”.

“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 government to prevent its spread,” Abayomi said.

Lagos state having the highest number of cases in Nigeria also recorded 66 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, making total number of 20,433 confirmed cases and 204 deaths.