Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu has tested positive for covid-19 following his contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus on Friday.
“Following Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’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 COVID-19″ a statement by the Lagos State commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi said.
Professor Abayomi said that the Governor was receiving treatment and was being closely monitored at home by the very experienced State COVID-19 clinical team from Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.
“Mr. Sanwo-Olu is doing well on treatment and rest and we are confident that he will recover quickly and clear the virus”Professor Abayomi said .
The commissioner also observed that there has been slightly increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in clusters in Lagos and warned all residents and visitors to strictly adhere to the prescribed advisories of safe distancing, mask-wearing, good hand and respiratory hygiene and avoidance of unnecessary or large gatherings.
According to the commissioner, the festive season is likely to create the opportunity for the virus to spread if Nigerians are not compliant with the regulations established by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) for inbound travellers and the festive season celebrations.
“All inbound travellers must be COVID-19 negative by PCR before they board a flight to Nigeria and must self-isolate on arrival and undergo a pre-booked test on Day Seven of arrival in Nigeria”.
Professor Abayomi advised Lagosians to keep celebrations to a minimum and be observant and responsible in their interactions.
“The significant gains achieved to date in containing COVID-19 in Lagos, which has allowed us to carefully reopen the economy, must not be reversed”, he warned.
“No one is immune to this virus and it is certainly still circulating in the community”