The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Lagos State Gboyega Akosile has revealed that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has tested negative for COVID-19.
This was revealed by him in a tweet that he made available on his official Twitter account today, the 24th of December 2020.
— Gboyega Akosile (@gboyegaakosile1) December 24, 2020
The video which was embedded in the tweet showed Sanwo-Olu, as he stepped out after staying in isolation for close to two weeks, owing to the viral infection.
The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Gawat Jubril also took to Twitter this afternoon to disclose that the Governor was certified COVID-19 FREE, and will be performing his first public official function in two weeks by addressing Lagosians.
While addressing Lagosians, Sanwo-Olu explained the symptoms he experienced during the time he was infected. He described them as moderate, and advised Nigerians to pay attention to their health at all times.
He tasked Lagosians to support the government in the fight against the spread of the virus, and maintained that the 12-4am curfew set by the FG is still in place as well as guidelines set by the State Govt through the Lagos Safety Commission. He added that no vigils or crossover should hold in the State.
What you should know
- Recall that Nairametrics, two weeks ago, reported that Babajide Sanwo-Olu tested positive for COVID-19, after undergoing a PCR test on the 11th December following exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
- The PCR test performed however supported the mild symptoms and fatigue which the Governor was feeling, and this was typical of a mild case of COVID-19.
- The report by Nairametrics revealed that Sanwo-Olu was receiving treatment and closely monitored at home by the very experienced State COVID-19 clinical team from IDH Yaba.