Prof. Akin Abayomi, Honourable Commissioner for Health, Lagos State

‘I’m not positive,’ says Health Commissioner, as Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases hit 3,526

* Country confirms highest number of cases in a day as Lagos records 183 cases

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Debunking the rumours making the rounds for having allegedly tested positive to Coronavirus, Prof. Akin Abayomi, Honourable Commissioner for Health, Lagos State,   has described the news report as fake.

Mr. Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, Director of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Health, in a statement, described the report as absolute falsehood and fabricated in its entirety.

The Director of Public Affairs said: “The attention of the Lagos State Ministry of Health has been drawn to fake report making the rounds that the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has tested positive to COVID-19 infection.

“We hereby urge the public to disregard this absolute falsehood and fabricated report in its entirety.

“This is the handwork of mischief makers who are out to create unnecessary panic and fear among the populace.”

The statement further noted that “Prof. Akin Abayomi is hale and hearty, in good health, and has continued in his capacity as the Deputy Incident Commander of the #COVID19Lagos Intervention to coordinate activities and response in order to break the chain of transmission of the infection in Lagos.

“We implore citizens to rely only on the official and verified communication channels of the @followlasg and @LSMOH for #COVID19Lagos related news and information.

“Let’s take responsibility by sharing only confirmed and verified reports.”

Meanwhile, Nigeria has recorded 381 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 3,526.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in a tweet Thursday, May 7.

At @NCDCgov, the disease control agency stated that the 381 new cases of #COVID19 are as follows: 183-Lagos, 55-Kano, 44-Jigawa, 19-Zamfara, 19-Bauchi, 11-Katsina, 9-Borno, 8-Kwara, 7-Kaduna, 6-Gombe, 5-Ogun and 4-Sokoto.

Others are 3-Oyo, 3-Rivers, 2-Niger, 1-Akwa Ibom, 1-Enugu and 1-Plateau, while 601 patients have been discharged as well 107 deaths.

The NCDC, this is the highest number of cases recorded in a single day in the country thus far.

Of the new cases, 183 are in Lagos, 55 are in Kano, 44 in Jigawa while 19 each are in Zamfara and Bauchi.

The latest figures come amid concerns about the level of compliance with the guidelines released by the Federal Government for easing the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja, FCT.

There have also been concerns about the level of compliance with the interstate lockdown which is still in force.

Kindly Share This Story