The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for COVID-19.
This was disclosed by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, in a statement on Monday.
Omotoso stated that Abayomi tested positive to the virus after being unknowingly exposed to already compromised people who were unwell.
He said, “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.”
The commissioner further disclosed that Abayomi got to know of his status following the required testing protocol of contact tracing procedures.
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He added, “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.”