Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has said that one of the students partaking in the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examination in the state has just tested positive for COVID-19. Governor Udom Emmanuel did not give the name of the infected student neither did he give the name of the affected school, stated this while speaking to newsmen in Uyo.
The governor said the student had an asymptomatic situation, meaning he did not show any symptoms of the virus but normal precautions to avoid spread.
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He however said that as a precaution, the state government has started to conduct random testing on students writing the examination to check for the viruses in secondary schools across the state.
“More than 100 students have been tested and only one tested positive to the virus,” the governor said.
“Everything we could do medically was done; I believe by now the student is okay,” he said.
The governor further stated that modalities have been put in place to make sure that nothing is missed by the students from the class.
He added that a team of government officials is moving around schools simply to make sure that the students are very safe especially while writing the examination while adhering to COVID-19 protocols.
“They are all healthy because everything to make sure the students are safe has been put in place,” he said.
The governor has also given an order to all of his Special Assistants to move to each of the schools in the state to make sure that they all comply with the COVID-19 safety measures.
“I have told all my Special Assistants to move to each school in the state to make sure that they comply with safety protocols to avoid the spread of the virus”
“Students are made sure to follow all the COVID-19 safety protocols before starting any of their examinations. Our priority is to make sure that students are safe while writing their exams,” the governor said.
The governor further said that over 100,000 face masks, sanitizers, and all the COVID-19 support have been provided for the schools writing the examination in the state.
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