BREAKING: Lagos locks down private school as 181 students, staff test positive for coronavirus

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The Lagos State Government has locked down a Lekki-based private school as 181 of its students and staff have contracted coronavirus.

This is coming about three weeks after schools resumed, with the Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, noting in a statement that the government commenced massive tests in the school after it was discovered that a student had had the pandemic.

He said in a statement on Friday: “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.

“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.”

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