…As El Rufai gets set for test today
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has tested positive to the coronavirus.
This was announced yesterday by Prof. Akin Abayomi, the state’s health commissioner.
Sanwo-Olu went into isolation on Friday following contact with persons infected with the virus.
Prof Abayomi, in a statement last night, said the governor was being treated by medical experts at home.
“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,” the statement read.
“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.”
Similarly, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State who went into self-isolation, as a family member and some senior Government officials close to him tested positive to Covid-19, will be tested today for the virus.
This was disclosed by the Governor in a short video on his officials Twitter handle @GovKaduna which said “Malam Nasir @elrufai has been notified of more positive Covid-19 test results of persons close to him, including an immediate family member and senior officials of the Kaduna State Government.
“As a precaution, he is in self-isolation pending a test by Sunday.”
However, he has enjoined the people of Kaduna State to abide by the laid down Covid-19 protocols, especially washing the hands with soap under running water, wearing masks while leaving their houses and avoiding gathering of more than six people as the festive period approaches.