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Lagos health commissioner, Abayomi tests positive for COVID-19

Prof. Akin Abayomi , the Lagos state Commissioner for health has tested positive for COVID-19.

This was made known in a statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, on Monday, August 24.

According to the statement, Abayomi is asymptomatic and is doing very well.

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NEWSLagos health commissioner, Abayomi tests positive for COVID-19Published 1 hour ago on August 24, 2020By Henry Iheanacho

Prof. Akin Abayomi , the Lagos state Commissioner for health has tested positive for COVID-19.

This was made known in a statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, on Monday, August 24.

According to the statement, Abayomi is asymptomatic and is doing very well.

It reads; “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 homebased 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.”

The Lagos state governor’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on News Media, Mr Gawat Jubril, also confirmed the news via Twitter.

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Gawat tweeted:

“FLASH: The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, @ProfAkinAbayomi has tested POSITIVE to the Corona Virus … he is doing well no symptoms .. will begin 14 days self-isolation & home care immediately… continues to discharge his duty as Deputy Incident Commander.”

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