The Lagos State government says 181 students and staff members of a private school located in the Lekki area of the state have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Friday.
According to Abayomi, there are 441 students and staff in the school.
The commissioner explained that a 14-year-old SS1 female student fell ill on the 3rd of October and was sent home after receiving first aid at the school.
He added that the student subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday 6th of October in one of the accredited private labs in Lagos.
The Commissioner assured Lagosians that the State government, through the incident commands system, has the situation under control, adding that appropriate steps have been taken to contain the spread and manage the positive cases.
Abayomi added that all parents have been contacted and counselled via a family zoom call on 13th October to further allay their fears.