Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The state’s commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, broke the news in a Saturday evening statement.
”Sanwo-Olu undergoes COVID-19 treatment.
”Following Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s exposure to a confirmed case of #COVID19, 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 #COVID19 Mr. Governor is receiving treatment and is being closely monitored at home by the very experienced State #COVID19 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 see slightly increasing the number of #COVID19 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,” he wrote.
The governor, whose aides previously tested positive for the deadly virus, had recently gone into isolation after he came in contact with someone who had contracted the virus.