The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi has tested positive for the Coronavirus pandemic.
This means that, among the 130 people who were revealed to have tested positive for Coronavirus in NCDC’s last report, the Commissioner for Health is one of them.
This news was disclosed by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso through his official Twitter handle on Monday, 24 August.
The statement also shared that Abayomi is currently asymptomatic and is doing well while receiving treatment.
“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.”