Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tested positive for COVID-19.
This was revealed by the State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Akin Abayomi, via his official Twitter handle.
Sanwo-Olu undergoes COVID-19 treatment
Following Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s exposure to a confirmed case of #COVID19, 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 pic.twitter.com/8JAWJG6DtV
— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) December 12, 2020
- “Sanwo-Olu undergoes COVID-19 treatment. 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.
- “Mr Governor is receiving treatment and is being closely monitored at home by the very experienced State #COVID-19 clinical team from IDH Yaba.
- “Mr Sanwo-Olu is doing well on treatment and and we are confident that he will recover quickly and certified clear of the virus.”
The Commissioner used the opportunity to advise Lagosians to continue to adhere to the prescribed advisories, so as to protect themselves from contracting the virus. He said:
- “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, and good hand washing practice.”
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported earlier that the Governor had to go into isolation immediately, after he found out that one of his close aides had tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.
- Several public office holders, including State Governors and other political appointees, have tested positive to the Coronavirus within the last one year.
- Governors that have been infected by and recovered from the virus at different times include, Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, David Umahi of Ebonyi State, and Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.
- Others are Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, and Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State.
- Nigeria currently has 37,810 confirmed cases, with 805 deaths recorded so far. About 15,677 persons including several political appointees and State governors have fully recovered after receiving treatment.
- As at Friday, 12 December 2020, 72,140 cases have been confirmed, 65,712 cases have been discharged and 1,190 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
- A total of 833,755 tests have been carried out as of December 11th, 2020 compared to 829,743 tests a day earlier.