The Lagos State Government has said 10 persons “associated” with the State House in Marina, have tested positive for coronavirus.
The Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Thursday via Twitter.
He, however, did not give any detail about the identity of the infected persons but stressed that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his wife, Joke Sanwo-Olu tested negative for the virus.
He said: “I am glad to announce that #COVID-19 Incident Commander, Governor of Lagos State,@jidesanwoolu , and the First Lady of Lagos, @jokesanwoolu have consistently tested negative for #COVID-19 following three consecutive tests conducted on them recently.
“However, 10 persons associated with Lagos State House in Marina have tested positive to #COVID-19.
“I, therefore, implore you all to continue to embrace the #MaskUpLagos initiative and observe all precautionary measures such as physical distancing, hand washing, and other personal hygiene. All directives on easing lockdown in Lagos State remain in force. It is our collective responsibility to do all we can to stop the spread of #COVID-19.”
The government has consistently held briefings on COVID-19 management in the state at the State House in Marina.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, as at Wednesday evening, 1,308 coronavirus infections, 358 recoveries and 30 fatalities have been reported so far in Lagos state.