Lagos State Health Commissioner, Akin Abayomi, Tests Positive For COVID-19

Prof. Akin Abayomi Coronavirus Facing Difficulty OnoBello

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has contracted the novel coronavirus, widely known as COVID-19.

The news was disclosed by Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, in a Press statement titled, ‘Press release on the positive COVID-19 status of Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi’ on Monday, August 24.

He said, “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.

“However, he is doing well with no symptoms. Adhering to the protocol of the homebased strategy in Lagos State, the 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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