Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has recovered from coronavirus.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lagos State, Gbenga Omotosho, made this known on Monday.

Abayomi had on August 24 announced that he tested positive for the virus.

Announcing Abayomi’s recovery, Omotosho tweeted, “It is with gratitude to God that I announce the recovery and subsequent negative test for COVID-19 of the Honorable Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi.

“It is with gratitude to God that I announce the recovery and subsequent negative test for COVID-19 of the Honorable Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi.

“Following the mandatory isolation, the Commissioner retook a COVID-19 PCR test which returned negative yesterday evening.

Omotosho said that the Lagos State Governor, Mr   Babajide Sanwo-Olu is excited by the news and “urges Lagosians to realise that COVID-19 is still with us; they should keep obeying the guidelines- watching their hands, wearing face masks and avoiding large gatherings, among others.”

He said that Abayomi will be returning to his full duties gradually and remains resolute in delivering the mandate of Mr. Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, whom he says stood by him steadfastly in these trying times and is very appreciative of it.

“Professor Abayomi is very grateful and humbled by the deep concern expressed by Executive Council members, civil servants, Lagos residents, Nigerians, both locally and in the Diaspora, through prayers, messages, phone calls, and gifts,” he said.

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