The health commissioner of Nigeria's commercial hub, Lagos, has tested positive for coronavirus.Akin Abayomi was tested after being in contact with people who had tested positive for the virus, according to the state information commissioner Gbenga Omotoso.
The health commissioner has not exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 and has said he will isolate for 14 days at home.
Mr Abayomi has been leading the response to the Coronavirus pandemic in Lagos and the whole of Nigeria.
Nigeria has so far confirmed 52,548 COVID-19 cases, with Lagos accounting for 17,992 cases.
Some 39,257 patients have recovered while 1,004 have died.
With utmost sense of responsibility, I am obliged to make it known to the general public that I have tested positive to #COVID19.— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) August 24, 2020
Consequently, I have proceeded on a 14 days self- isolation and treatment at home. pic.twitter.com/a2ZFpj9OZ7