Lagos health commissioner tests positive to coronavirus

Prof. Akin Abayomi the man at the frontline of the battle to curtail COVID-19 in Lagos state has tested positive to the virus.

Abayomi, who is having an excellent run as Lagos State Commissioner for Health, posted on his verified Twitter account, “with utmost sense of responsibility, I am obliged to make it known to the general public that I have tested positive to #COVID19. Consequently, I have proceeded on a 14 days self- isolation and treatment at home.

Abayomi stated that “I have the full support of the Incident Commander and Governor of Lagos State @jidesanwoolu, the entire Cabinet of the Government of Lagos State as well as my team @LSMOH to put this behind as soon as possible.

The Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, also confirmed the development in a press statement on Monday.

The statement was titled, ‘Press release on the positive COVID-19 status of Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi’.

The statement read, “Subsequent to close contact with persons feeling unwell and testing positive for the COVID-19 infection, the Honorable Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for the virus.

“Professor Abayomi became aware of his status following the required testing protocol of contact tracing procedures.

“However, he is doing well with no symptoms. Adhering to the protocol of the home-based strategy in Lagos State, the Honorable Commissioner will be isolating in his home for the next 14 days but will continue to discharge his duties both as the Deputy Incident Commander of the Incident Command System for COVID-19 and most especially, as the Honorable Commissioner for Health.

“Our prayers are with him and his family during his period of isolation.”

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