The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has recovered from the COVID-19 infection, a week after contracting the disease.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday in Lagos.
“It is with gratitude to God that I announce the recovery and subsequent negative test for COVID-19 of the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi.
“Following the mandatory isolation, the commissioner retook a COVID-19 PCR test which returned negative yesterday (Sunday) evening.
“He 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,” Omotoso said.
He added that Abayomi would be returning to his full duties gradually and remained resolute in delivering the mandate of the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, whom he said, stood by him steadfastly in these trying times.
“Gov. Sanwo-Olu, the Incident Commander, is excited by the news, and urged people of Lagos to realise that COVID-19 is still with us,” he said.
In the statement, Omotoso quoted Governor Sanwo-Olu, advising citizens of the state to continue to obey the guidelines of frequent handwashing, wearing of face masks and avoiding large gatherings, among others.
Omotoso had on Aug.24 announced that Abayomi had tested positive to COVID-19 after close contact with persons feeling unwell and had consequently proceeded to a 14-day self-isolation and treatment.