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COVID-19: Abayomi, Lagos health commissioner, recovers after one week

COVID-19: Abayomi, Lagos health commissioner, recovers after one week

The Lagos State commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, has tested negative for coronavirus disease after one week of infection.

Gbenga Omotoso, the state commissioner for information and strategy, made this known in a press statement seen by BusinessDay.

“It is with gratitude to God that I announce the recovery and subsequent negative test for COVID-19 of Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health,” Omotoso said.

He said following the mandatory isolation, the commissioner retook a COVID-19 PCR test which returned negative Sunday evening.

“Abayomi is very grateful and humbled by the deep concern shown and expressed by Executive Council members, civil servants, Lagos residents, Nigerians, both locally and in the diaspora, through prayers, messages, phone calls and gifts.

“He will be returning to his full duties gradually and remains resolute in delivering the mandate of Mr. Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, whom he says stood by him steadfastly in these trying times and is very appreciative of.

“Governor Sanwo-Olu, the Incident Commander, is excited by the news and urges Lagosians to realise that COVID-19 is still with us; they should keep obeying the guidelines- watching their hands, wearing face masks and avoiding large gatherings, among others,” he said.