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Lagos State Governor Sanwo-Olu tests positive for COVID-19

Lagos State Governor Bababjide Sanwo-Olu, has decided to go into self-isolation after one of his close aides tested positive for COVID-19 on the 11th Dec 2020.

According to the statement from the State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, the unnamed aide was said to have tested positive to the virus thereby putting the governor at risk of getting infected.

A PCR test performed on 11th Dec shows that the governor has been infected with the virus, which is supported by mild symptoms and fatigue typically of a mild case of COVID-19.

What is the current state of Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu after he tests positive for COVID-19?

The governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo olu is currently receiving treatment and is being closely monitored at home by the very experienced state COVID – team from Yaba Lagos State.

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The Governor is responding to treatment and we are confident he’ll recover quickly and be free of the virus, says the Commissioner for information, Gbenga omotoso.

He advises the residents of Lagos State to adhere to prescribed advisories of safe distancing, mask wearing, good hand and respiratory hygiene and avoidance of unnecessary gatherings.

He is also reminding them that there has been an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria recently.

The festive season is likely to create the opportunity for the virus to spread if people are not compliant with the rules established by the presidential task force (PTF). 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 pre-booked test on day seven of arrival.

Since Lagosians are fun people that don’t joke with festivities especially being a state with diverse ethnic groups, Lagos state government advises Lagosians to keep celebration in a minimal level and be observant and responsible in their interactions. No one is immune to the virus and it’s still in circulation within communities around the state.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) also advises Nigerians to adhere to Covid-19 rules and avoid unnecessary gatherings in order to curb the virus together as a nation.

By Cherish E. Bassey