Breaking: Lagos Health Commissioner, Prof. Abayomi Tests Positive For COVID-19
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for coronavirus, it emerged on Monday, August 24.
Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, made this known in a press statement titled ‘Press release on the positive COVID-19 Status of Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi’.
Omotoso stated that Professor Abayomi is not exhibiting any symptoms and will be self-isolating in his home for the next 14 days.
The statement 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 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.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.
The health agency indicated that 1,002 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the country. According to NCDC, five more people infected with the virus died in the last 24 hours.
The health agency said that till date, 52,227 cases has been confirmed, with 38,945 discharged and 1,002 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT).