Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu tests positive for COVID-19

 A test performed on Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has confirmed that he has been infected with COVID- 19.

This  is supported by mild symptoms and fatigue typical of a mild case of COVID.  

He is currently receiving treatment and is being closely monitored at home by experienced State COVID-19 clinical team from Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.

The State Commissioner for Health, Prof, Akin Abayomi in a statement issued on Saturday said the Governor is doing well.

The statement reads, “Mr. Sanwo-Olu is doing well on treatment and rest and we are confident that he will recover quickly and clear the virus.     

“We are seeing slightly increasing number of COVID-19 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. 

“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 travelers and the festive season celebrations. All inbound travelers must be COVID-19 negative by PCR before they board a flight to Nigeria and must self-isolate on arrival and undergo a prebooked test on day 7 of arrival in Nigeria.

“Lagosians should 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 re open the economy, must not be reversed”.