Lagos health commissioner recovers from coronavirus
Just days after testing positive for coronavirus, Lagos State health commissioner Akin Abayomi has recovered from the virus.
“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,” Lagos information commissioner Gbenga Omotoso tweeted on Monday.
“Following the mandatory isolation, the Commissioner retook a COVID-19 PCR test which returned negative yesterday evening.”
Abayomi joins the list of many Nigerian public officers that have recovered from the virus, although a few others, including Abba Kyari, former chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari and Abiola Ajimobi, a former governor of Oyo State, have died from the virus complications.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Sunday night announced 138 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 53,865.
The 138 new cases were the lowest COVID-19 number in months in the country, indicating a significant decline in the infection rate.
Till date, 53,865 cases have been confirmed with 41,513 cases discharged and 1,013 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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