Lago state government has announced that six people in a secondary boarding school have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
The state health commissioner, Akin Abayomi, made this known on Friday, November 6, as the country faces the possibility of the second lockdown amid a surge of new COVID-19 cases. The commissioner, speaking further, said the first COVID-19 case in the school was detected on Tuesday, November 3.
According to him, the school where the cases were discovered is located in the mainland axis of the Lagos state.
He added that a member of the school’s staff was confirmed positive, leading to contract tracing as more cases were detected.
In his words,
“A member of the school’s staff was confirmed positive for COVID-19 on the 2nd of November. Contact tracing has revealed that a student and four contacts of the staff member are positive for COVID-19.
“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.”