Coronavirus hits Lagos govt house, 10 people test positive, health commissioner calls for caution

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

At least, 10 people close to the Lagos State government house have tested positive for coronavirus.

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The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, announcing it via his Twitter handle on Thursday, said 10 people associated with the Lagos State House in Marina have tested positive for COVID-19 pandemic.

Prof Abayomi, however, said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his wife have consistently tested negative for COVID-19, following three consecutive tests conducted on them recently.


“However, 10 people associated with Lagos State House in Marina have tested positive to COVID19,” he said.

Abayomi advised residents to continue to embrace the Mask-Up Lagos Initiative and observe all precautionary measures such as physical distancing, handwashing and other personal hygiene to contain the spread of the virus.

“All directives on easing lockdown in Lagos State remain in force,” he said.

Abayomi said that collective responsibility was required to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state and Nigeria.