181 students and members of staff of a private boarding school in Lekki area of Lagos State have tested positive for coronavirus, the Commissioner for Health in the state, Professor Akin Abayomi, has revealed.
The detection, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health was said to have been made following a surveillance and case investigation in 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,” the statement signed by the ministry’s Director of Public Affairs, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, reads in part.
It was further explained that a 14 years old SS1 female student fell ill on October 3 and was sent home after she was given first aid treatment.
The student subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, October 6, in one of the accredited private labs in Lagos.
Following the development, a total lockdown was said to have been imposed 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,” the commissioner said.