The Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a statement from the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, Abayomi had close contact with persons feeling unwell who tested positive for COVID-19.
“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,” the statement partly read.
The statement further stated that although the commissioner had no symptoms of the virus, he is adhering to the protocol of home-based strategy in the state.
“While embarking on self-isolation for the next 14 days, he will still continue to discharge his duties both as the Deputy Incident Commander of the Incident Command System for COVID-19 and as the Commissioner for Health,” Omotoso said.