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181 STUDENTS, STAFF OF LAGOS SCHOOL HIT WITH CORONAVIRUS

The Lagos State Government on Friday disclosed that 181 students and staff of a boarding private school in Lekki area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria have tested positive for Coronavirus.All schools in Lagos State have been re-opened as the virus plummeted in the state, but in recent times, there has been resurgence of COVID-19 in Lagos.State’s Health Commission, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who broke the news on Friday, said 181 students and staff members of a private school located in a suburb of Lekki tested positive to COVID-19 during surveillance and case investigation in the school.

He did not give the name of the boarding school where the coronavirus infections occurred.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 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.

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