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Breaking: Gov Sanwo-Olu of Lagos tests positive for covid-19


Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi has announced that the number one citizen of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tested positive for COVID-19.

Acccording to Abayomi, Governor Sanwo-Olu who is experiencing mild symptoms and fatigue is being treated at home by medical expert from Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba.

The Commissioner said“: Mr. Sanwo-Olu is doing well on treatment and rest and we are confident that he will recover quickly and clear the virus,” the statement said.

According to him, all residents and victors should  adhere to the  health guidelines such as social distancing and mask-wearing because the state is experiencing increase in the cases of covid-19.

He said: “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,” Abayomi said.

“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.

“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.”