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

Valentine Chinyem

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Lagos state health commissioner, Dr. Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for COVID-19.

This was made known on Monday via Twitter by Gbenga Omotoso, the Commissioner for Information in Lagos.

According to him, Dr. Abayomi who has been at the forefront battling the pandemic in the state, is doing well with no symptoms.

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.”