The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has contracted COVID-19.
This was made known via a tweet on Monday by Gawat Jubril, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media.
Jubril noted that the commissioner had no symptoms and that he is doing well.
He “will begin 14 days self-isolation and home care immediately,” while he “continues to discharge his duty as Deputy Incident Commander,” the tweet added.
Also confirming the development, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso said Abayomi became a victim as a result of his close contact with persons feeling unwell and testing positive for the COVID-19 infection.
According to Omotosho, Prof. 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,” he said.