By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Lagos State Government on Friday announced that one hundred and eighty-one students, teachers and other staff of a private boarding school in the Lekki area of Lagos state have tested positive for COVID-19.
Prof. Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health, who disclosed this on Friday, while giving details of the investigation, said that a 14-year-old SS1 female student fell ill on the 3rd of October and was sent home after receiving first aid at the school. He added that the student subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday 6th of October in one of the accredited private labs in Lagos.
The Commissioner assured Lagosians that the State government, through the incident commands system, has the situation under control, stressing that appropriate steps have been taken to contain the spread and manage the positive cases.
Abayomi added that all parents have been contacted and counselled via a family zoom call on 13th October to further allay their fears and communication between school authorities and parents continues. The zoom call was attended by the commissioners for Health and Education and all relevant responders and stakeholders.