COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu, wife test negative

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his wife, Joke

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his wife, Joke, have tested negative for coronavirus.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known early Friday morning.

Before announcing the results, there had been fears over the status of the governor who was believed to have met with some positive cases.

But Abayomi said the governor and his aides all tested negative for the disease, thanking Lagos residents for their concern.

He said, “I am happy to announce that COVID19-19 Lagos Incident Commander, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the First Lady of Lagos and their immediate family members, as well as aides, have all tested negative for COVID-19.

“We thank Lagos residents for their concern and support. We urge all to maintain social distancing. Together we can defeat COVID-19! Please stay safe.”

It would be recalled that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed 10 new cases of Coronavirus pandemic outbreak in the country on Thursday.

Among the confirmed cases are three in the Federal Capital Territory and seven from Lagos State, raising the total number of  Nigeria’s confirmed cases to 184.

Interestingly, 20 patient have been discharged from isolation centres after they are said to have been free of the virus with two deaths so far recorded in the country.

According to NCDC also, there are currently 92 cases in Lagos; Abuja 38; Oyo- eight; Osun- 14;  Ogun – four; Kaduna-four; Akwa Ibom – five; Edo -four; Bauchi- three; Enugu and Ekiti with two cases each, while Rivers and Benue have one case, respectively.
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