Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Health Commissioner, has described as fake news the tales making the rounds that he has tested positive to coronavirus.
The commissioner had on Thursday announced that 10 persons associated with the Lagos State Government House, Marina, tested positive for the virus. The announcement fueled speculations that he was among the 10.
Prof. Abayomi stated via his Twitter handle that he did not test positive for the disease while urging the public to disregard false reports claiming otherwise.
“I hereby implore the general public to disregard the fake and misleading news circulating in the media to the effect that I have tested positive for COVID-19 infection.
“It is evident that the fake news is calculated at causing panic and unnecessary anxiety amongst the populace,” Abayomi wrote while urging Lagosians to remain vigilant and continue to play their role by wearing masks in public places, avoiding crowd as well as observing good hygiene and social distancing in order to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state.