The Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Akin Abayomi, tested positive for the virus, The Gazelle News.com reports.
The commissioner for information in Lagos, Gbenga Omotosho, confirmed the development.
According to Omotosho, Abayomi tested positive after coming in close contact with sick persons.
“The Honorable Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for the virus.
“Professor Abayomi became aware of his status following the required testing protocol of contact tracing procedures. However, he is doing well with no symptoms,” Mr Omotosho wrote.
He disclosed that Mr Abayomi will self-isolate in his home for 14 days, while following the protocol of the home-based strategy in Lagos State.
“The Honorable Commissioner will be isolating in his home for the next 14 days but will continue to discharge his duties both as the Deputy Incident Commander of the Incident Command System for COVID-19 and most especially, as the Honorable Commissioner for Health,” he wrote.