Commissioner For Health Lagos State, Prof Abayomi Tests Positive For Covid-19

By Chinenye Festus:-
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso in a statement issued on Monday, August 24th, disclosed that the Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The statement revealed that Abayomi had close contact with persons feeling unwell who tested positive for Covid-19.

“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.”

While embarking on self-isolation for the next 14 days, he will still continue to discharge his duties both as the Deputy Incident Commander of the Incident Command System for COVID-19 and as the Commissioner for Health.
it was gathered that the Commissioner is showing no symptoms of the virus but, he has continued to adhere to safety guidelines of home base strategy in the state.
Prof Abayomi has been in the frontline, fighting relentlessly to curb the spread of the virus in Lagos State and in the country at large. members of the State Executive Council wish him a speedy recovery during the period.
Read The Statement Below:
PRESS RELEASE ON THE POSITIVE COVID-19 STATUS OF LAGOS STATE COMMISSIONER FOR HEALTH PROF. AKIN ABAYOMI

“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.”

Gbenga Omotoso
Commissioner for Information and Strategy

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