Professor Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos state, has debunked
reports claiming he has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.
It would be recalled that on Thursday May 7, the Health Commissioner announced
via his Twitter handle that 10 associates of the Lagos State House in Marina had
tested positive for the virus.
Some reports on social media however claimed that he was one of the 10.
However in a disclaimer posted on his Twitter handle on Friday morning, Professor Abayomi
described the reports as fake news.
”I hereby implore the general public to disregard the fake and misleading news circulating
in the media to the effect that I have tested positive to #COVID19 infection.
It is evident that the fake news is calculated at causing panic and unnecessary anxiety
amongst the populace.
I therefore urge the public to disregard any news on #COVID19 that does not emanate
from @followslasg official communication channels and other verifiable sources.”
Lagos State is currently the most infected state in the country with new cases of the deadly
virus being reported on a daily basis.