Lagos health commissioner denies testing positive to Coronavirus


Prof Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Health Commissioner has denied report alleging that he is infected with coronavirus.

The Commissioner who spoke via his official Twitter handle on Friday said that he did not test positive for the disease while urging the public to disregard false reports claiming otherwise.

“I hereby implore the general public to disregard the fake and misleading news circulating in the media to the effect that I have tested positive for COVID-19 infection.

“It is evident that the fake news is calculated at causing panic and unnecessary anxiety amongst the populace,” Abayomi wrote while urging Lagosians to remain vigilant and continue to play their role by wearing masks in public places, avoiding crowd as well as observing good hygiene and social distancing in order to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control had revealed that 183 new infections were reported in Lagos, bringing the total cases to 1491 including 406 recoveries and 33 fatalities.


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