Lagos Health Commissioner Abayomi contracts COVID-19


The Lagos State Government has announced in a statement on Monday 24 August 2020, that it’s State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease.

The Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, disclosed this in the statement titled, “Press release on the positive COVID-19 status of Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi”.

The statement reads, “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”.

Omotoso explained that Professor Abayomi became aware of his status following the required testing protocol of contact tracing procedures and that he is doing well with no symptoms also adhering to the protocol of the home-based strategy in Lagos State.

He promised 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. 

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