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Breaking: Lagos Health Commissioner tests positive to COVID-19

By Oluwaseun Sonde

Lagos State Government has announced the statue of its Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi tested positive for COVID-19 subsequent to close contact with persons feeling unwell and testing positive for the infection.

In a statement released by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso on Monday, Professor Abayomi became aware of his status following the required testing protocol of contact tracing procedures.

However, Prof Abayomi 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.

“Still, he 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”.

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