Lagos State commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi has tested Positive for Coronavirus.
Prof Abayomi has been in the forefront of the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos.
This was confirmed on Monday by the state’s commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotosho,
Announcing the status on his Twitter handle, Mr Omotosho wrote that the health commissioner tested positive after coming in close contact with persons feeling unwell.
“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,” Mr Omotosho wrote.
He added that Mr Abayomi will self-isolate in his home for 14 days, while 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,” he wrote.