- Lagos state health commissioner, Akin Abayomi, has recovered from Covid-19
- The commissioner said he is back and better after receiving treatment for nine days
- Professor Abayomi urged residents of the state to continue to observe necessary Covid-19 protocols
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The commissioner for health in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi, has spoken after recovering from COVID-19 following nine days of treatment.
Abayomi said on Monday, August 31, that he is back and better, The Nation reports.
“I wish to assure you all that I am back, better and bouncing. Together we shall win the fight against #COVID19 by doing the right!” he said.
“With a deep sense of appreciation to God Almighty, I share with you the good news of my testing negative to #COVID19 infection after nine days of isolation and treatment.”
“I, therefore, urge us all to keep observing necessary #COVID19 regulations in public spaces and remain vigilant at home,” he said.
Also, the commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotoso, said the health commissioner will be returning to his full duties gradually and remains resolute in delivering the mandate of the governor.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that over 30 candidates sitting for the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination had recovered from COVID-19 after testing positive for the disease, according to the federal government.
Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the minister of state for education, revealed this on Monday, August 31, during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.
It was gathered that about two weeks into schools resumption more than 30 final year students sitting for WASSCE tested positive for COVID-19 and had to take their exams from isolation centres.
Meanwhile, recent information from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has indicated that the drop in the number of coronavirus cases does not mean the country has fewer infections.
The health agency on Monday, August 31, at a briefing disclosed that the reduced number of infections is due mainly to the decline in testing by states.
Elsie Ilori, the head of disease surveillance for the NCDC said no state in the country collected more than 1,000 samples for testing in August.
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