Lagos Health Commissioner Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, via a statement issued on Monday.

According to the statement, Abayomi had close contact with persons feeling unwell who tested positive for COVID-19.

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“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,” the statement partly read.

Although the commissioner had no symptoms of the virus, he is however adhering to the protocol of home-based strategy in the state.

While embarking on self-isolation for the next 14 days, he will still continue to discharge his duties both as the Deputy Incident Commander of the Incident Command System for COVID-19 and as the Commissioner for Health.

Meanwhile, members of the State Executive Council wish him a speedy recovery during the period.

SEE STATEMENT HERE:

PRESS RELEASE ON THE POSITIVE COVID-19 STATUS OF LAGOS STATE COMISSIONER FOR HEALTH  PROF. AKIN ABAYOMI

“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 homebased 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.”

Gbenga Omotoso

Commissioner for Information and Strategy