Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has tested positive for COVID-19.

This was confirmed in a statement made available to the public on Twitter by the state commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, Saturday night.

He said the governor was confirmed infected on Friday.

“Mr Governor is receiving treatment and is being closely monitored at home by the very experienced State #COVID19 clinical team from IDH Yaba,” he tweeted.

He said Mr Sanwo-Olu was expected to recover quickly and clear the virus.

“We are seeing slightly increasing number of #COVID19 positive cases in clusters in Lagos and all residents and visitors should strictly adhere to the prescribed advisories of safe distancing, mask wearing, good hand and respiratory hygiene and avoidance of unnecessary or large gatherings,” he said.

“No one is immune to this virus and it is certainly still circulating in community. Please join me in praying and wishing the Incident Commander of the Lagos State COVID-19 response Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu a speedy recovery so he can return to normal duties as soon as possible. I will be keeping the public informed regularly of Mr Governor’s recovery and wellbeing,” his statement read.

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