The Lagos State Government has announced that the Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has tested positive for coronavirus.
A statement signed by the Commissioner Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said: “Subsequent to close contact with persons feeling unwell and testing positive for the COVID-19 infection, the Honourable 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.”
Omotoso, however, said Abayomi is doing well with no symptoms.
“Adhering to the protocol of the homebased strategy in Lagos State, the Honourable 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 Honourable Commissioner for Health.
“Our prayers are with him and his family during his period of isolation,” Omotoso added.