Monday, August 31, 2020

Akin Abayomi recovers from COVID-19, tests negative

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The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has recovered from COVID-19 as his latest test read negative, reports ITREALMS.

"It is with gratitude to God that I announce the recovery and subsequent negative test for COVID-19" a press statement available to ITREALMS read.

This follows the mandatory isolation, the Commissioner retook a COVID-19 PCR test which returned negative yesterday (Sunday) evening. 

According to the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said that 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," Abayomi was quoted as saying.

ITREALMS gathered that Governor Sanwo-Olu, the Incident Commander, is excited by the news and urges Lagosians to realise that COVID-19 is still with us.

Lagosians, Sanwo-Olu was quoted as advising should keep obeying the guidelines; watching their hands, wearing face masks and avoiding large gatherings, among others. 

Ayo Midele/Editor

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