Lagos health worker team lead and Commissioner for health, Prof Akin Abayomi has contracted COVID-19 virus.
Abayomi is known for his commitment towards the fight against the deadly virus also as the Deputy Incident Commander, he has been at the forefront of the battle against the pandemic.
The announcement was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso on Monday.
Omotoso said Abayomi’s infection was due to close contact with persons feeling unwell and testing positive.
“Professor Abayomi became aware of his status following the required testing protocol of contact tracing procedures”.
The statement, however, said the commissioner is doing well with no symptoms and adhering to the protocol of home-based strategy in Lagos State.
“The Commissioner will be isolated in his home for the next 14 days but will continue to discharge his duties both as the Deputy Incident Commander of the Incident Command System for COVID-19 and most especially, as the Commissioner for Health.
“Our prayers are with him and his family during his period of isolation,” Omotoso stated.