JUST IN: Lagos State Governor Tests Positive to Coronavirus


The Lagos State Ministry of Health, on Saturday, announced that the State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is COVID-19 positive after undergoing PCR test on Friday, 11th December 2020.


According to Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, Governor Sanwo-Olu was expose to a confirmed case of COVID-19. The Pacesetter News reported that one of the closest aides of the Governor was tested positive to the deadly virus during the week.


“Mr. Governor is receiving treatment and is being closely monitored at home by the very experienced State COVID-19 clinical team from IDH Yaba. He is doing well on treatment and rest. We are confident that he will recover quickly and clear the virus” Prof. Abayomi declared.


Prof. Abayomi called on Nigerians to pray and wish Babajide Sanyo-Olu who he described as the Incident Commander of the Lagos State COVID-19 response, a speedy recovery so he can return to normal duties as soon as possible. He noted that     he would be keeping the public informed regularly of Mr. Governor’s recovery and wellbeing.


The Commissioner for Health while reiterating that no one is immune to coronavirus, said it is still circulating in Lagos State and across the country.

According to his tweets via his verified Twitter account – @profakinabayomi, “We are seeing slightly increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in clusters in Lagos and all residents and visitors should strictly adhere to the prescribed advisories of safe distancing, mask-wearing, good hand and respiratory hygiene and avoidance of large gatherings”


“The festive season is likely to create the opportunity for the virus to spread if we are not compliant with the regulations established by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) for inbound travellers and the festive season celebrations”


“All inbound travellers must be COVID-19 negative by PCR before they board a flight to Nigeria and must self-isolate on arrival and undergo a pre-booked test on Day Seven of arrival in Nigeria.


“Lagosians should keep celebrations to a minimum and be observant and responsible in their interactions. The significant gains achieved to date in containing COVID-19 in Lagos, which has allowed us to carefully reopen the economy, must not be reversed”


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