Governor of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has gone into self-isolation, the state government said on Friday. It added that the governor tested three times for COVID-19 but did not mention his status after the tests.
This was contained in a statement entitled ‘Sanwo-Olu goes into self-isolation’ by the Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi.
He said one of the close aides to Sanwo-Olu tested positive for coronavirus, necessitating the governor to isolate.
However, Abayomi did not state the COVID-19 status of the governor.
The commissioner said Sanwo-Olu had been tested for COVID-19 for at least three times.
The statement read, “The governor will go into self-isolation immediately, after one of his close aides tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday (10th of December).
“Mr. Governor and other members of his team will be tested by the Lagos State biobank today but will remain in isolation until the results of the tests are available.
“We are seeing slightly increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in clusters in Lagos and all Lagosians should adhere to the prescribed advisories of safe distancing, good hand and respiratory hygiene and avoidance of unnecessary gatherings.”