The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said on Friday a total of 181 students and staff of a private boarding school in the Lekki area of the state had tested positive for COVID-19.
Abayomi, who disclosed this in a statement on in Lagos, said the cases were detected during COVID-19 surveillance and case investigation in the school.
He added that there were 441 students and staff in the school.
“I am pleased to announce that all the infected students are predominantly asymptomatic, while some have very mild symptoms, no student has required hospitalisation,” he said.
The commissioner explained that a 14-year-old SS1 female student fell ill on October 3 and was sent home after receiving first aid at the school.
He added that the student subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on October 6 in one of the accredited private laboratories in Lagos.
Abayomi assured residents of the state that the state government has the situation under control.
He added that appropriate steps had been taken to contain the spread and manage the cases.