COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu tests positive

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health, broke the news in a statement on Saturday evening.

The governor, whose aides had previously tested positive over the past months, had recently gone into isolation after he came in contact with someone who had contracted the virus.

Mr Abayomi, in a statement on Friday, said that Mr Sanwo-Olu and some members of his cabinet would remain in isolation until the results of the tests held on Friday are available.

“We are seeing a slightly increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in clusters in Lagos.

“All residents of Lagos should adhere to the prescribed advisories of safe distancing, washing of hands, respiratory hygiene and avoidance of unnecessary gatherings,” Mr Abayomi said.

The commissioner noted that this was not the first time Mr Sanwo-Olu was having the COVID-19 test.

He explained that the governor had, at least, three tests since May when he announced that 10 of his aides had tested positive for the virus.

Lagos currently has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the country, with over 20,000 cases in the state.