The Lagos State Government has announced that the Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has contracted Coronavirus.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, made this known on Monday in a statement via his Twitter handle. He said the Health commissioner has not exhibited any symptoms and is in good condition.
Omotosho noted that Abayomi will be isolated in his home for the next 14 days but will continue to discharge his duties both as the Deputy Incident Commander and the Health Commissioner for Health.
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 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.”