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Lagos Health Commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

By Olamilekan Qayum Omidiji

The Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Abayomi announced his been positive on his twiter handle on Monday.

He tweeted: “With utmost sense of responsibility, I am obliged to make it known to the general public that I have tested positive to #COVID19.

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

The commissioner, owing to his position as the Deputy Incident Commander for COVID-19 in Lagos state is said to have had close contacts with persons feeling unwell and testing positive for the COVID-19 infection.

However, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon. Gbenga Omotoso in a press release noted that the health commissioner is doing well with no symptoms.

In spite of that, the Honorable Commissioner for health 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. 

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