The Lagos State Government has shut down a private school in Lekki after 181 persons, including staff and students, tested positive for COVID-19.
Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health, said the government ordered testing in the school after it was discovered that one of their students contacted the virus.
Abayomi 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.”