Just in : Lagos Health commissioner contracts coronavirus

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The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for COVID-19.

A statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, revealed this.

The statement read, “Subsequent to close contact with persons feeling unwell and testing positive for the COVID-19 infection, The Hon. 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.”

Omotoso, however added that Abayomi would be be self-isolating in his home for the next two weeks. He said he would continue to work from home while recuperating.

The statement indicated, “Adhering to the protocol of the home-based 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.”

 

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