One hundred and eighty one students and staff of a private boarding school in Lekki, Lagos have tested positive to coronavirus.
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the cases were discovered during investigation in the school.
Giving details of the investigation, they 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 tested positive on October 6 in one of the accredited private labs in Lagos. 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.
There is a total lockdown and movement restriction in the school. while positive students and staff have been isolated in the premises and given the COVID-19 home-care treatment packs and are being monitored in isolation within the school premises and if unwell they 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