BREAKING: Lagos confirms COVID-19 positive cases in boarding school

The Lagos State Authorities has confirmed optimistic COVID-19 circumstances in a secondary boarding college on the mainland.

Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Well being, made the announcement in an announcement Friday night time.

A member of the varsity’s employees was confirmed optimistic to COVID-19 on the 2nd of November.

Contact tracing has revealed {that a} pupil and 4 contacts of the employees member are optimistic to COVID-19.

Abayomi famous that the employees fell in poor health for a couple of days and acquired first support on the college clinic.

She subsequently examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Monday 2nd of November on the Lagos State Biobank.

The Lagos State COVID-19 Incident Command System by means of the Emergency Operation Heart is investigating the incident.

“We want to guarantee members of the general public and stakeholders of the varsity that the scenario is totally underneath management. Steps are being taken to comprise the unfold throughout the college and cut back publicity to the skin neighborhood. All mother and father are being contacted first by means of the PTA and a household zoom name is being organized to additional allay their fears.

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“You will need to notice that COVID-19 presents with very delicate signs in kids and youngsters, in comparison with different age teams. Nonetheless, there’s the danger of contaminated kids transmitting the illness to adults who they work together with every day and who could also be at larger danger of extreme illness and dying.

“Members of the Emergency Operation Heart Lagos, NCDC and our counterparts within the Ministry of Training have been deployed within the college to supply strategic interventions and help. These embody psychosocial help, an infection prevention management, medical monitoring and danger communication consultants to additional enlighten affected individuals”, the assertion learn.

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It added that COVID-19 remains to be energetic, including that everybody should try to prioritize the protection of all, together with college students and academics.

The commissioner appealed to residents to stick strictly to prevention protocols and tips issued by the federal government.

Residents had been requested to name the 08000EKOMED or 08000356633 toll-free line, in the event that they discover any signal or signs of COVID19, which embody fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue or lack of style or scent.

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