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Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi tests positive for COVID-19

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The Lagos State government has announced that the state’s commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has tested positive to the coronavirus disease.

This was disclosed in a statement by the state government on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Abayomi who is the Deputy Incident Commander of the Incident Command System for COVID-19 contracted the disease after close contact with persons feeling unwell and testing positive to the coronavirus disease.

The statement from the Lagos State Government reads, ‘’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.’’

The Lagos state health commissioner became aware of his status after conducting the required testing protocol of contact tracing procedures. The statement, however, said he is doing well as he is not experiencing any of the symptoms associated with the disease.

Abayomi will be adhering to the protocol of home-based strategy in Lagos State as he will be isolating himself in his home for the next 14 days.

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He is, however, expected to 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