Survivor  fund Youth Investment Fund Portal INEC Recruitment 2020 of Ad-hoc Staff Lagos State Graduates Internship Placement Programmes
Connect with us

NAIJA NEWS

BREAKING!! Coronavirus Hits Nigeria Very Hard As 181 Students and Staff’s Test Positive In A Private Boarding School

Published

on

 

Weetalknaija.com.ng report that, over one hundred and eighty one students and staff of a private boarding school in Lekki, Lagos have tested positive for coronavirus.

Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the cases were discovered during surveillance and case investigation in the school.

There are 441 students and staff in the school.

Giving details of the investigation, Abayomi explained that a 14-year-old SS1 female student fell ill on October 3 and was sent home after receiving first aid at the school.

He added the student subsequently tested positive on October 6 in one of the accredited private labs in Lagos.

 

The Commissioner assured Lagosians the government, through the incident commands system, has the situation under control, stressing appropriate steps have been taken to contain the spread and manage the positive cases.

READ ALSO  Just Like Edo, Ondo Election Will Be A Tight Race For APC, Expect Surprises — Babajide

He noted all parents have been contacted and counselled via a family zoom call on October 13 to further allay their fears and communication between school authorities and parents continues.

The zoom call was attended by Commissioners for Health and Education and all relevant responders and stakeholders.

“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,” Abayomi said.

READ ALSO  Disregard Fake News, ASUU Strike Is Still On — UNILAG Chairman

The Commissioner stated the school authorities supported by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education are following the COVID-19 guidelines as set out by the government.

According to him: “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.”

THERE ARE/HAVE 441 STUDENTS & STAFF IN THE SCHOOL!!




Ads

Jake Clifford is a Nigerian Born blogger and a fast growing Journalist, whose aim is to inform Nigerians with happening across Nigeria. Send story tips to him via [email protected] or

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.