Lagos Health Commissioner Abayomi recovers from Covid-19
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.
“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.
“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.