Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the the state health commissioner on Saturday.
The governor had gone into self-isolation on Friday following contact with persons infected with the COVID-19 virus.
While giving an update on Saturday, the Lagos state health commissioner, Akin Abayomi, in a statement titled, “Sanwo-Olu undergoes COVID-19 treatment’, said the governor was being treated at home by medical experts in the state.
The statement read, “Following Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s exposure to a confirmed case of COVID19, a PCR test performed yesterday the 11th of December has confirmed that he has indeed been infected with the virus which is supported by mild symptoms and fatigue typical of a mild case of COVID-19
“Mr Governor is receiving treatment and is being closely monitored at home by the very experienced State #COVID19 clinical team from IDH Yaba.
“Mr Sanwo-Olu is doing well on treatment and rest and we are confident that he will recover quickly and clear the virus.”
Also in a related development, the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has also gone into isolation following reported cases of positive COVID-19 cases recorded by persons close to him.