“I’ll defeat COVID-19 – Lagos Health Commissioner speaks from isolation centre


The Lagos Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has promised Lagosians of defeating COVID-19 after testing positive to the dreaded virus.

In a message on Monday posted on his Twitter account, @ProfAkinAbayomi, the commissioner noted that he is responding positively to treatment and will continue to discharge his duties even as he is currently under isolation at home.

He wrote: “With utmost sense of responsibility, I am obliged to make it known to the general public that I have tested positive to #COVID-19.

“Consequently, I have proceeded on 14 days self-isolation and treatment at home.

“Nevertheless, I remain committed to continuing to discharge my duties as the Commissioner for Health and Deputy Incident Commander for COVID-19 responses in Lagos State.

“I am extremely enthusiastic and hopeful of overcoming this phase of our collective fight against COVID-19.

“I wish to, however, assure you all that my family members and I are fine and are responding positively to treatment.”

The commissioner urged residents of the state to continue to wear face masks, maintain physical distancing, as well as obey other established protocols for COVID-19 prevention.

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