Lagos health commissioner Abayomi recovers from coronavirus in one week

Lagos health commissioner Prof Akin Abayomi

Lagos State Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi has recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Commissioner for Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotoso announced this in a statement on Monday.

Abayomi had on August 24 revealed he tested positive for COVID-19, saying he would proceed on a 14-day isolation and treatment at home.

The statement by the government said the health commissioner tested negative on Sunday evening.

“It is with gratitude to God that I announce the recovery and subsequent negative test for COVID-19 of the Honorable Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi. Following the mandatory isolation, the Commissioner retook a COVID-19 PCR test which returned negative yesterday evening. (Sunday evening),” the statement read.

“Professor 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.”