Lagos health commissioner Akin Abayomi test positive for COVID-19

August 24, 2020
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Akin Abayomi, Lagos state commissioner of health, has contracted COVID-19.

Gbenga Omotoso, the state commissioner of information and strategy, broke the news in a statement on Monday.

According to the statement, Abayomi is asymptomatic and will be self-isolating in his home.

Omotoso said the commissioner will also continue to discharge his duties without interference.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

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