07 Nov Lagos confirms COVID-19 infection in secondary school
Lagos State Government has confirmed COVID-19 cases in a secondary boarding school on the mainland of the city.
According to the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi a member of the school’s staff tested positive for COVID-19 on November 2 and contact tracing has revealed that a student and four contacts of the staff member are positive.
According to his report, “The staff member fell ill for a few days and received first aid at the school clinic. She subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday 2nd of November at the Lagos State Biobank.
“The Lagos State COVID-19 Incident Command System through the Emergency Operation Centre is investigating the incident, and we would like to assure members of the public and stakeholders of the school that the situation is completely under control.”
“Steps are being taken to contain the spread within the school and reduce exposure to the outside community,” the government assured.
It said steps are being taken to contain the spread within the school and reduce exposure to the outside community.
“All parents are being contacted first through the PTA and a family zoom call is being arranged to further allay their fears.
“It is important to note that COVID-19 presents with very mild symptoms in children and teenagers, compared to other age groups.