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COVID-19: Lagos health commissioner Abayomi tests positive


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The Lagos State Commissioner of Health and state Deputy Incident Commander for COVID-19 responses, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for the virus.

Announcing his status via his Twitter handle on Monday, Mr Abayomi disclosed that he had since gone into self-isolation and treatment at home.

The commissioner, however, expressed his commitment to continue discharging his duties towards eradicating the virus in the state.

Mr Abayomi wrote: “With utmost sense of responsibility, I am obliged to make it known to the general public that I have tested positive to #COVID19. Consequently, I have proceeded on a 14 days self- isolation and treatment at home.

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“Nevertheless, I remain committed to continue to discharge my duties as the Commissioner for Health and Deputy Incident Commander for #COVID19 responses in Lagos State. I am extremely enthusiastic and hopeful of overcoming this phase of our collective fight against #COVID19.

“I have the full support of the Incident Commander and Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the entire Cabinet of the Government of Lagos State as well as my team at Lagos State Ministry of Health.

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“I wish to however assure you all that my family members and I are fine and are responding positively to treatment. Let’s us continue to #Maskup and maintain #PhysicalDistancing as well as other established protocols for #COVID19 prevention as appropriate.”

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