181 Students, Staff Contract COVID-19 in Lagos School

Governor Sanwo-Olu at the Commissioning of the Lagos State isolation Centre, Yaba Lagos

The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government Friday said a total of 181 students and members of staff of a private boarding school located in Lekki area of the state have tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Sanwo-Olu administration disclosed that the positive cases were detected during surveillance and case investigation in the school.

The state government, however, did not disclose the name of the school.

“181 students and staff members of a private school located in a suburb of Lekki tested positive to COVID19 during surveillance and case investigation in the school.

“There are 441 students and staff in the school.

“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.

“The student subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday 6th of October in one of the accredited private labs in Lagos.

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

“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,” said a statement by Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, entitled: ‘Lagos confirms COVID-19 infection in a private school.’

Idowu Sowunmi