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COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by References: 8:52pm On Nov 06, 2020
LAGOS CONFIRMS COVID-19 INFECTION IN A BOARDING SECONDARY SCHOOL
...as Govt. Reemphasizes Need to Obey Prevention Protocols
https://twitter.com/LSMOH/status/1324800754117468165?s=19


LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT MINISTRY OF HEALTH PRESS STATEMENT LAGOS CONFIRMS COVID-19 INFECTION IN SECONDARY SCHOOL

...As Govt. Reemphasizes Need to Obey Prevention Protocols

Lagos State Government has confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in a secondary boarding school on the mainland.

A member of the school's staff was confirmed positive for COVID-19 on the 2' 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.

The Lagos State COVID-19 Incident Command System through the Emergency Operation Center is investigating the incident, and we would like to assure members of the public and stakeholders of the school that the situation is completely under control.

Steps are being taken to contain the spread within the school and reduce exposure to the outside community. All parents are being contacted first through the PTA and a family zoom call is being arranged to further allay their fears.

It is important to note that COVID-19 presents with very mild symptoms in children and teenagers, compared to other age groups. However, there is the risk of infected children transmitting the disease to adults who they interact with daily, and who may be at higher risk of severe disease and death.

The school authorities, supported by Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMOH), Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Ministry of Education, are following the COVID-19 guidelines as set out by the government. Students who test positive are to be isolated in the school premises and, if unwell, will be admitted in one of the accredited isolation centers in Lagos. Students are discouraged from going home to avoid infecting members of their families.

The Ministry of Health and NCDC are working closely with the Ministry of Education through a joint approach to manage the outbreak in this school. Most of the infected persons are predominantly asymptomatic while some have mild symptoms.

Members of the Emergency Operation Center Lagos, NCDC and our counterparts in the Ministry of Education have been deployed in the school to provide strategic interventions and support. These include psychosocial support, infection prevention control, medical monitoring and risk communication experts to further enlighten affected people.

COVID-19 is still very much with us and we must strive to prioritize the safety of all, including students and teachers, by adhering strictly to prevention protocols and guidelines issued by the government to prevent its spread.
Lagosians should observe and practise highest standards of personal and environmental hygiene. Using face masks in public places, hand washing and hands hygiene practice, and maintaining physical distancing will help prevent the spread of the infection.

Citizens should call the 08000EKOMED or 08000356633 toll free line, if they notice any sign or symptoms of COVID19, which include fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue or loss of taste or smell.

Signed
Prof. Akin Abayomi Honourable Commissioner for Health 6t1 November, 2020

EXCLUSIVE: COVID-19 Hits Queen’s College Lagos As Pupils Test Positive, Health Officials Collect Over 200 Samples

Some pupils of the Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos State, have tested positive to COVID-19 while a few symptomatic others have been isolated at the school bay, according to information reaching SaharaReporters from multiple credible sources.

On Friday, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, led other health emergency officials to the school to collect the samples of about 200 pupils for COVID-19 tests, according to school teachers who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

“Some of our pupils were exposed to the virus, and they have symptoms. So, the state officials were called in to collect their samples. About six pupils had tested positive to the virus earlier, and they have been taken to a treatment facility in town,” a female teacher explained.

“All the pupils are the target for sampling. There are about 600. But on Friday, over 200 pupils’ samples have been taken by the officials. I don’t know how many pupils tested positive initially, but there are quite a number of them,” another top staff of the school added.

The Queen’s College, Yaba, founded in 1927, is one of the oldest elite schools in the state, often referred to as the girls’ version of the King’s College.

The Lagos State Government confirmed in a statement on Friday that pupils of “a public school” tested positive to the virus, although it chose not to name the school.

The statement reads in part, “Lagos State Government has confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in a secondary boarding school on the mainland. A member of the school’s staff was confirmed positive for COVID-19 on November 2.

“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, November 2 at the Lagos State Biobank. Steps are being taken to contain the spread within the school and reduce exposure to the outside community. All parents are being contacted first through the PTA, and a family zoom call is being arranged to allay their fears further.

“Students who test positive are to be isolated in the school premises and, if unwell, will be admitted to one of the accredited isolation centres in Lagos. Students are discouraged from going home to avoid infecting members of their families.

“Members of the Emergency Operation Center Lagos, NCDC and our counterparts in the Ministry of Education have been deployed in the school to provide strategic interventions and support. These include psychosocial support, infection prevention control, medical monitoring and risk communication experts to enlighten further affected people.”

The Queen’s College is not the first school where many pupils have been found positive to COVID-19 in the state.

On October 16, the government confirmed COVID-19 cases in a private boarding school in the Lekki area.

The health commissioner, Abayomi, had disclosed that 181 students and staff members at the private school tested positive to the virus, out of a total 441 school population.

After weeks of observed reduction in cases in Lagos State, the state had in the last week ben experiencing a surge, fuelling fears that a second wave of the virus was imminent.

The Lagos State Government only on Wednesday stressed the need for residents to strictly adhere to precautionary measures against COVID-19 infection to prevent the much-feared second wave.

The socio-economic implications of the virus, such as another lockdown are primarily the worry of most residents of the state.

http://saharareporters.com/2020/11/06/exclusive-covid-19-hits-queen%E2%80%99s-college-lagos-pupils-test-positive-health-officials

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by tutudesz: 10:25pm On Nov 06, 2020
Was the school observing Corona Virus guidelines Lagos State need to start monitoring all school's to find out those that following the guidelines and their school bus sitting arrangements for social distance.

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by References: 10:58pm On Nov 06, 2020

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by SAMBARRY: 9:36am On Nov 07, 2020
lipsrsealed

To start with everyday lagosians on the streets going about their various buisnesses don't have any iota of regard for the Covid rules

They'll enter buses and be sitting so close to each other with body sweat contacting each other

Conductor won't even wear face mask and he will be shouting at the top of his voice beckoning on passengers to enter his bus and then when he's asking his passengers to pay,, he's spitting into your ear or on your head.so it's inevitable that out of the 20 something people in the bus 1 individual Can spread it because of Social carelessness and willful disobedience to the Covid19 Instructions lipsrsealed

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by inoki247: 9:37am On Nov 07, 2020
Just say we ar going to another Lockdown and also look for a way to justify the Palliative you guys kept from the masses....

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by Nobody: 9:37am On Nov 07, 2020
Let's lockdown Lagos for another 1 month.

The 'peaceful' protesters actually wanted this to happen

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by updatechange(m): 9:37am On Nov 07, 2020
Scam

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by WandaNara: 9:38am On Nov 07, 2020
Scam

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by Anaerobi(m): 9:38am On Nov 07, 2020
2nd phase of covid-19
Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by Heromaniaa: 9:38am On Nov 07, 2020
Let the lockdown begin!
Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by Nobody: 9:38am On Nov 07, 2020
we reject a second wave of this virus.
seriously speaking, Nigeria might not survive another lockdown.
No lockdown but see how food prices have skyrocketed.
how much more

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by crazygod(m): 9:38am On Nov 07, 2020
Make them no use this as excuse to lockdown schools again o. Covid19 is not a death sentence. It is like the common cold and the human body will adapt to it.

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by gaetano: 9:39am On Nov 07, 2020
At this rate, Ramotu will not give me otu again this weekend sad

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by pretydiva(f): 9:39am On Nov 07, 2020
Another round of lock down loading
Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by pozehnani(f): 9:39am On Nov 07, 2020
Huh?
Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by Neddstark: 9:39am On Nov 07, 2020
Las las them ho all dey okay. Abeg older people, pause gatherings for now. As for we under 50, nothing dey happen. We go all dey alright.
Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by Tunde835(m): 9:40am On Nov 07, 2020
Oh shit
Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by sammysneh(m): 9:40am On Nov 07, 2020
Hope its not a strategy from PTF on covid -19 to lockdown Lagos and the whole country for the second time

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by kponkedenge(m): 9:41am On Nov 07, 2020
This is serious
Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by stano2(m): 9:41am On Nov 07, 2020
Make dem go take malaria drugs joor.
Enough of this bullshit.
We never hear such from Ajekpako overcrowded schools.

Dem wan whine our nipple again.

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by Sonnobax15(m): 9:41am On Nov 07, 2020
shocked. This covid-19 and Endsars protest just wor put Lagos for flight mode

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by Ahmad62(m): 9:41am On Nov 07, 2020
Quick recovery to the children I pray

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by CodeTemplar: 9:41am On Nov 07, 2020
. . . a second wave or just some scare?
Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by Orubebe01: 9:41am On Nov 07, 2020
Quick one here;
If you know anybody that knows anybody that knows anybody that has tested positive to the virus click LIKE if not click SHARE

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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by nairalander095(f): 9:41am On Nov 07, 2020
H
Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by ATEAMS: 9:41am On Nov 07, 2020
#endcorona
Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by bluefilm: 9:41am On Nov 07, 2020
#COVIDIOTS.
Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by Cutehector(m): 9:42am On Nov 07, 2020
They will be fine
Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by ODJ124(m): 9:42am On Nov 07, 2020
ooo too bad.... wishing them speedy recovery...



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Re: COVID-19: Queen’s College Lagos Students Test Positive In Boarding School by iamclime(m): 9:43am On Nov 07, 2020
I can authoritatively tell you that most public schools in Lagos are not observing the COVID-19 guidelines. Everything is just window dressing and media hype. My contacts who are teachers in public secondary schools are complaining that they are tired of the situation. Even the students are not complying, and the schools are overcrowded!

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