SWITZERLAND, DECEMBER 13 – The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is the latest high profile figure in Nigeria to be diagnosed with COVID-19. Sanwo-Olu was diagnosed, hours after he went into isolation following the exposure to one of his aides who recently tested positive.
The development was announced on Saturday night by the state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi.
“Following Lagos State Governor @jidesanwoolu’s exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19, 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.” Abayomi tweeted.
According to the Commisioner, Mr Sanwo-Olu is doing well on treatment and rest and his team is confident that he will recover quickly and clear the virus.
“We are seeing slightly increasing 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 said.
According to the commissioner, “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.”