The Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has been confirmed positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The development has seriously created panic amongst family and friends as they are possible that they might have contracted the virus from him.
Meanwhile, while confirming the development to newsmen on Monday, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, stated that the Abayomi is currently responding to treatment.
Omotoso said: “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.
“However, he is doing well with no symptoms. Adhering to the protocol of the home-based 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 noted.