Professor Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos state, has debunked

reports claiming he has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.

Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi break silence on his Covid-19 status

It would be recalled that on Thursday May 7, the Health Commissioner announced

via his Twitter handle that 10 associates of the Lagos State House in Marina had

tested positive for the virus.

Some reports on social media however claimed that he was one of the 10.

However in a disclaimer posted on his Twitter handle on Friday morning, Professor Abayomi

described the reports as fake news.

He tweeted:

”I hereby implore the general public to disregard the fake and misleading news circulating

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in the media to the effect that I have tested positive to #COVID19 infection.

It is evident that the fake news is calculated at causing panic and unnecessary anxiety

amongst the populace.

I therefore urge the public to disregard any news on #COVID19 that does not emanate

from @followslasg official communication channels and other verifiable sources.”

Lagos State is currently the most infected state in the country with new cases of the deadly

virus being reported on a daily basis.


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