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.
“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.
“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.”