By Chioma Obinna
The Lagos State Ministry of Health, LSMOH, has debunked the reports in the social media that the state health commissioner has tested positive to COVID-19, describing it as ‘fake news’.
In a press statement signed by the Ministry’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, they urged the public to disregard the report
“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 amongst the populace.
“@ProfAkinAbayomi 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.”
The Ministry further implored 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,” Ogunbanwo stated.
@ProfAkinAbayomi 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. @jidesanwoolu pic.twitter.com/LOCSfZEZZV
— LSMOH (@LSMOH) May 8, 2020
You will recall that 10 staff of the Lagos State Government House, Marina reportedly tested positive on Wednesday.
The Commissioner for Health, Professor Abayomi, while giving the report, explained that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his, Adejoke tested negative.
“I am glad to announce that COVID-19 Incident Commander, Governor of Lagos State and the First Lady of Lagos @jokesanwoolu have consistently tested negative to COVID-19 following three consecutive tests conducted on them recently.
“However, 10 persons associated with Lagos State House in Marina have tested positive to COVID-19. On behalf of @followlasg, I, therefore, implore you all to continue to embrace the #MaskUpLagos initiative and observe all precautionary measures.
“It is our collective responsibility to do all we can to stop the spread of COVID-19 #ForAGreaterLagos.”
I am glad to announce that #COVID19 Incident Commander Governor of Lagos State @jidesanwoolu and the First Lady of Lagos @jokesanwoolu have consistently tested negative to #COVID19 following three consecutive tests conducted on them recently. pic.twitter.com/WdkkyZiLKl
— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) May 7, 2020