Lagos state commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayomi has tested positive for coronavirus disease.

Professor Abayomi made the announcement on Monday morning on his official twitter handle @profakinabayomi.

He said “With utmost sense of responsibility, I am obliged to make it known to the general public that I have tested positive to #COVID19.

The commissioner said he has since proceeded on a 14 days self- isolation and treatment at home.

The tweet further reads, “Nevertheless, I remain committed to continue to discharge my duties as the Commissioner for Health and Deputy Incident Commander for #COVID19 responses in Lagos State.

I am extremely enthusiastic and hopeful of overcoming this phase of our collective fight against #COVID-19.

I have the full support of the Incident Commander and Governor of Lagos State @jidesanwoolu, the entire Cabinet of the Government of Lagos State as well as my team @LSMOH to put this behind as soon as possible.

I wish to however assure you all that my family members and I are fine and are responding positively to treatment.

Let’s us continue to #Maskup and maintain #PhysicalDistancing as well as other established protocols for #COVID19 prevention as appropriate.”