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Lagos health commissioner Akin Abayomi tests positive for COVID-19

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The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for Covid-19.

This was revealed in a tweet on Monday, August 24, by the special assistant to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on media.

He will begin 14 days self-isolation and home care immediately as he continues to discharge his duty as Deputy Incident Commander.

The Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, in a Press statement on Monday, wrote “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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