Health Commissioner Didn’t Test Positive To COVID-19 – LASG

Lagos State Ministry of Health has dismissed reports making rounds that the State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi tested positive for COVID-19.

The Ministry, in a statement signed by its Director Public Affairs, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo on Friday, urged the public to disregard the news, saying Abayomi is hale and hearty.

Ogunbanwo urged the public to rely only on the official and verified communication channels for updates about COVID-19 in the state.

“The attention of the Lagos State Ministry of Health has been drawn to fake reports making the rounds that the Commissioner for Health, @ProfAkinAbayomi has tested positive to COVID19 infection.

“We hereby urge the public to disregard this absolute falsehood and fabricated report in its entirety. This is the handwork of mischief makers who are out to create unnecessary panic and fear amongst the populace.

“@ProfAkinAbayomi is hale and hearty, in good health and has continued in his capacity as the Deputy Incident Commander of the #COVID19Lagos Intervention to coordinate activities and response in order to break the chain of transmission of the infection in Lagos.

“We implore citizens to rely only on the official and verified communication channels of the @followlasg and @LSMOH for #COVID19Lagos related news and information. Let’s take responsibility by sharing only confirmed and verified reports,” it tweeted.

The commissioner for Health also reacted via his verified Twitter page dismissing the fake report.

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