181 students and staff members of a private school located in a suburb of Lekki tested positive to COVID-19 during surveillance and case investigation in the school.
Professor Akin Abayomi, The State Commissioner for Health announcing this on Friday said that a 14-year-old SS1 female student fell ill on October 3 and was sent home after receiving first aid at 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 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
“students are to be isolated in the school premises and if unwell will be admitted in one of the accredited isolation centers in Lagos. Students are discouraged from going home to avoid infecting members of their families”.
The Ministry of Health is working closely with the Ministry of Education to manage this minor but significant outbreak in school and I am pleased to announce that all infected students are predominantly asymptomatic while some have very mild symptoms, no student has required hospitalization,” he said.
“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,”