Recall that the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu went into isolation on Friday after coming in contact with persons who had contracted the virus.
However, Akin Abayomi, State Health Commissioner giving an update, stated that the Governor, Sanwo-Olu has tested positive for coronavirus.
In a statement released on Saturday by the Commissioner, he said:
“Sanwo-Olu undergoes COVID-19 treatment’, 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.”
Other governors who had tested positive for the infection and had recovered include Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu; Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, amongst others.
In a related development, 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.