…Prof. Abayomi contracts coronavirus in the line of duty as a result of close contact with persons tested for the virus
The Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi has tested positive for coronavirus.
It was disclosed on Twitter by the Commissioner for information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso on Monday.
“Subsequent to close contact with persons feeling unwell and testing positive for the COVID-19 infection, the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for the virus. Professor Abayomi became aware of his status following the required testing protocol of contact tracing procedures,” Omotoso said.
Omotoso, however, said that the medical expert is fine as he has not shown symptoms of illness, but will be isolated at his residence where he will continue to perform his official tasks.
“However, he is doing well with no symptoms. Adhering to the protocol of home-based strategy in Lagos State, The Honourable Commissioer 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 Honourable Commissioner for Health.
“Our prayers are with him and his family during his period of isolation,” Omotoso tweeted.