The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for COVID-19, LailasNews can confirm.
This was made known in a statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, who disclosed that the Commissioner is asymptomatic and is doing very well.
The statement read;
“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 homebased 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.”
The Lagos state Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor, Gawat Jubril wrote;
FLASH: The Lagos State Commissioner for Health,
has tested POSITIVE to the Corona Virus … he is doing well no symptoms .. will begin 14 days self-isolation & home care immediately… continues to discharge his duty as Deputy Incident Commander.
See some reactions to the news below;
@Temitope_AA: Oh no! May you receive healing and mercy from above, in Jesus mighty name, amen Folded hands
@cmmoyeledun: Like someone here said, it’s only a matter of when not if healthcare professionals at the center of fighting the coronavirus test positive to coronavirus.
@ProfAkinAbayomi is a good man and a consummate professional. I wish him a safe and quick recovery.
@joseph_igama: Get well soon @ProfAkinAbayomi, our prayers are with you, Sir. I’d also seize this opportunity to thank you profusely for the excellent job you and your team are doing. More power to your elbow and greater opportunity for even higher service to our beloved nation, Sir.
@accops231: I am worried about the “continue to discharge is duty part “ we have trust issues in this country, how can we move forward? Person is with the virus Microbe we no want make he rest becos he his a good hand for the job. Someone competent like him should take over, let me take time off.