The Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Akin Abayomi has tested positive for Coranavirus. This was disclosed in a statement released this morning, Monday, August 24.
Gbenga Omotoso, the commissioner for information and strategy in the state, confirmed that the health commissioner tested positive after coming in close contact with persons feeling unwell.
“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.”
Omotoso disclosed that the Health Commissioner is asymptomatic and is doing very well adding that he will self-isolate in his home for 14 days, while adhering to the protocol of the home-based strategy in Lagos State.
“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,” he wrote.