Lagos state Health Commissioner Akin Abayomi, contracts Coronavirus

Lagos state Health Commissioner Akin Abayomi, contracts Coronavirus


The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has contracted the Coronavirus after his test for the virus returned positive.

The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, made this known in a statement on morning, Monday, August 24.

According to the statement the Commissioner is asymptomatic and is doing very well.

”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.

“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 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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