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Lagos Health Commissioner Abayomi recovers from Covid-19

By on August 31, 2020 0 113 Views

The Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Akin Abayomi has tested negative for the coronavirus, one week after he reported that he was infected with the disease.
According to a tweet by the chief press secretary to the state governor, Gboyega Akosile on Monday, the state health commissioner will be returning to his duty post soon.

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“It is with gratitude to God that I announce the recovery & subsequent negative test for #COVID19 of the Honorable Commissioner for Health and #COVID19Lagos Deputy Incident Commander @ProfAkinAbayomi,” Akosile wrote on his Twitter handle.
Abayomi had last Monday announced that he has contracted the coronavirus and proceed on 14-day self-isolation.
In a tweet on his verified Twitter account, the commissioner who has been very active in the battle to contain the dreaded disease said he was obliged to make the incident public.

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“With utmost sense of responsibility, I am obliged to make it known to the general public that I have tested positive to #COVID19,” Abayomi had written on his Twitter handle. “Consequently, I have proceeded on a 14 days self- isolation and treatment at home.

In a follow-up tweet on Wednesday; Abayomi said he is “slowly getting better” from the infection of coronavirus but presently experiencing coarse voice because of active Covid-19.
“It surprises many and myself that it took this long for me to contract #COVID19, I thought on many occasions that I had contracted it as I have been exposed on several occasions. Immediately some members of my family lost their sense of taste and smell, I knew I had been at risk and it is not surprising that I tested positive,” Abayomi said on Wednesday.

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