Lagos health commissioner tests positive for coronavirus

Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi covid-19
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi

Lagos state commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayomi has tested positive for coronavirus.

The commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso announced this on Monday via Twitter.

“Subsequent to close contact with persons feeling unwell and testing positive for the COVID-19 infection, the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for the virus.

“Professor Abayomi became aware of his status following the required testing protocol of contact tracing procedures,” he said.

Omotoso noted that Abayomi was feeling well. “However, he is doing well with no symptoms.”

“Adhering to the protocol of the home-based 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 Honorable Commissioner for Health.

“Our prayers are with him and his family during his period of isolation.”