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BREAKING: Lagos Commissioner of Health tests positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Lagos Commissioner of Health tests positive for COVID-19

Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for coronavirus.

Abayomi, who has been at the forefront against the virus in the country confirmed his test returned negative after he came in contact with a confirmed case.

A press statement by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, reads:

‘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.”

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