Lagos confirms 181 COVID-19 positive cases in private school

Lagos confirms 181 COVID-19 positive cases in private school

Amid ongoing #EndSARS protests, Lagos State Authorities on Friday, confirmed 181 COVID-19 positive cases amongst school college students and staff of a private boarding school in Lekki area of the state.

Commissioner for Properly being, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this, acknowledged 181 school college students and staff members of a private school (namewithheld), located in a suburb of Lekki examined positive to COVID19 all through surveillance and case investigation in the school.

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There are 441 school college students and staff in the school.

In accordance with Abayomi, “Investigation revealed {{that a}} 14-12 months-outdated SS1 female pupil fell ailing on the October 3 and was despatched residence after receiving first help on the school.

“The scholar subsequently examined positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, October 6 in considered one of many accredited private laboratories in Lagos.”

The commissioner, nonetheless, assured residents that “the state authorities, by the use of the incident directions system, has the state of affairs beneath administration. Acceptable steps have been taken to comprise the unfold and deal with the positive cases.”

He well-known that every one dad and mother had been contacted and counselled by means of a family zoom title on October 13 to extra allay their fears and communication between school authorities and folks continues.

The zoom title was attended by the commissioners for Properly being and Coaching and all associated responders and stakeholders.

“There is a full lockdown and movement restriction in the school with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Pillar of the EOC and Ibeju-Lekki LGA State Sickness Surveillance and Notification Officer (DSNO) reporting on the school day-after-day to conduct extra investigation whereas positive school college students and staff have been isolated on the premises and given the COVID-19 residence-care treatment packs and are being monitored in isolation all through the school premises,” Abayomi acknowledged.

The commissioner acknowledged that the school authorities supported by the State Ministry of Properly being and Coaching are in the intervening time following the COVID-19 ideas as set out by the federal authorities.

In accordance with him, “Faculty college students are to be isolated in the school premises and if unwell will doubtless be admitted in considered one of many accredited isolation services in Lagos. Faculty college students are discouraged from going residence to avoid infecting members of their households.

“The Ministry of Properly being is working intently with the Ministry of Coaching to collectively deal with this minor nonetheless vital outbreak in this boarding school. “I am comfortable to announce that every one the contaminated school college students are predominantly asymptomatic whereas some have very mild indicators, no pupil has required hospitalization,” he acknowledged.

“Members of the Emergency Operation Center and our counterparts in the Ministry of Coaching have been deployed to the school to supply strategic interventions and assist to the school. This consists of psychosocial assist, an an infection prevention administration, medical monitoring and hazard communication consultants to extra enlighten and educate affected people,” Abayomi well-known.

The commissioner who careworn the need for residents to practise the easiest regular of personal and environmental hygiene and use of face masks in public areas, right hand washing and hand hygiene comply with, sustaining bodily distance, acknowledged compliance  would help cease the unfold of the an an infection.

“COVID-19 continues to be very lots with us and we must always attempt to prioritize the safety of all, along with school college students and lecturers, by adhering strictly to prevention protocols and ideas issued by authorities to cease its unfold,” Abayomi acknowledged.

He on account of this truth, urged residents to call the 08000EKOMED or 08000356633 toll-free line in the occasion that they uncover any sign or indicators of COVID-19, which embrace fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue or lack of fashion or scent.

Recall that whereas attention-grabbing to adamant #EndSARS protesters to shun extra protest and let the state switch on, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, raised the alarm over attainable enhance in cases of COVID-19 pandemic which can very nicely be sparked by the actions of the protesters.

In accordance with him, “You should additionally maintain in thoughts that COVID-19 continues to be very lots with us. We’re nonetheless amid a pandemic; we aren’t out of it however.

“As at Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Lagos State had recorded a whole of 20,394 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of this amount, 16,734 have recovered in group, 968 are in the intervening time energetic in group, and 207 deaths have sadly occurred.

“You would possibly want seen a sharp rise in the number of cases reported in the ultimate two days, out of step with the numbers now we have now been day-after-day recording in present weeks.

“That’s nonetheless a wake-up title to jolt us out of complacency. Inside the ultimate six months now we have now made  nice progress in the battle in the direction of COVID-19; do not permit us to, by the use of carelessness or

nonchalance, reverse this progress.”

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