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Lagos Boarding School On Lockdown As 181 Students,Staff Contract Covid-19

Lagos Boarding School On Lockdown As 181 Students,Staff Contract Covid-19
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A private boarding school situated in Lekki, Lagos State is under lockdown surveillance by Government after 181 out of 441 students and staff contracted covid-19.

This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by Lagos State Ministry of Health.

“Lagos State Government has confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in a private boarding school in Lekki.

“Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who broke the news today, said 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,” it stated.

According to Abayomi , a 14-year-old SS1 female student of the school fell ill on the 3rd of October.

She was later diagnosed with Covid-19 on October 6.

He added that the situation was under control and that the necessary measures had been taken.

“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.

“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 jointly manage this minor but significant outbreak in this boarding school.

“I am pleased to announce that all the infected students are predominantly asymptomatic while some have very mild symptoms, no student has required hospitalization.

“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,” Abayomi noted.

He said that parents had been notified about the development.

Meanwhile, he urged everyone to keep complying with the public health advisory on covid-19, as a preventive measure.

“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.

He also urged Lagosians to call the 08000EKOMED or 08000356633 toll-free line if they observe any sign or symptoms of COVID-19.

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Lagos Boarding School On Lockdown As 181 Students,Staff Contract Covid-19

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