Cholera Outbreak: Lagos Advises Parents, Schools on Safety Measures

As schools reopen after the mid-term and Sallah break amidst a cholera outbreak, the Lagos State Government has issued an advisory urging parents, guardians, and school authorities to adhere strictly to precautionary measures to ensure the safety of children. 

The advisory emphasizes the importance of following safety guidelines, including daily health checks and monitoring children for symptoms like frequent watery stools and vomiting. 

Parents are advised to keep their children at home and seek medical attention if they show any signs of illness. 

The state also emphasizes hand hygiene, recommending that children carry hand sanitizers and wash their hands frequently with soap and water, especially before eating and after using the restroom. Schools are instructed to ensure that food handlers maintain strict hygiene practices to prevent contamination and the spread of cholera.

The advisory added: “Ensure that Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) are available at school clinics or bays to manage dehydration cases promptly.

“Schools should notify the emergency hotlines immediately in case of any health emergency or suspected cholera cases.”

The government appealed to parents to stay in touch with their children’s school for updates on health guidelines and report any health concerns to the school promptly.

It added: “Together, we can create a safe and healthy environment for our children as they return to their educational activities.

“Stay safe and vigilant.”


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