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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Tests Positive For Coronavirus



Professor Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner has disclosed that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The professor, Akin Abayomi made this disclosure on the microblogging platform precisely Twitter this evening.

According to reports the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was isolated after one of his assistants contracted the virus on Friday, December 11, 2020. Following the contact tracing, a PCR test performed on the governor on December 12, 2020.

The PCR test results came out positive but it is a mild case of COVID-19. According to Professor Akin Abayomi, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and fatigue. He said the governor is receiving treatment from his home resident and being monitored by State COVID-19 clinical team from IDH Yaba.

Abayomi’s statement reads

”Following Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19, a PCR test performed yesterday, the 11th of December, has confirmed that he has indeed been infected with the virus, which is supported by mild symptoms and fatigue typical of a mild case of COVID.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu talking halve masked

Mr. Governor is receiving treatment and is being closely monitored at home by the very experienced State COVID-19 clinical team from IDH Yaba.

Mr. Sanwo-Olu is doing well on treatment and rest and we are confident that he will recover quickly and clear the virus. 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 unnecessary or 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. No one is immune to this virus and it is certainly still circulating in the community.

Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

Please join me in praying and wishing the Incident Commander of the Lagos State COVID-19 response, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a speedy recovery so he can return to normal duties as soon as possible. I will be keeping the public informed regularly of Mr. Governor’s recovery and wellbeing.

Professor Akin Abayomi

Honourable Commissioner for Health

12th December 2020”