The Lagos State coronavirus frontline fighter and Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi has tested positive for the virus.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso made this known in a statement on Monday.
“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 said.
Omotosho added that the commissioner is doing well and has proceeded to a 14 days isolation in his home while continuing discharging his duties.
“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.
With utmost sense of responsibility, I am obliged to make it known to the general public that I have tested positive to #COVID19.— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) August 24, 2020
Consequently, I have proceeded on a 14 days self- isolation and treatment at home. pic.twitter.com/a2ZFpj9OZ7
I have the full support of the Incident Commander and Governor of Lagos State @jidesanwoolu, the entire Cabinet of the Government of Lagos State as well as my team @LSMOH to put this behind as soon as possible.— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) August 24, 2020
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