Lagos Governor and Wife Tests Negative for COVID-19 As 10 Staff Test Positive

The Lagos State Government on Thursday announced that 10 persons associated with the State House in Marina, tested positive for COVID-19.

“I am glad to announce that COVID-19 Incident Commander Governor of Lagos State, Babajide c-Olu, and the First Lady, Joke Sanwoolu have consistently tested negative for COVID-19 following three consecutive tests conducted on them recently,” the State Health Commissioner, Akin Abayomi, said on Twitter.

“However, 10 persons associated with Lagos State House in Marina have tested positive to COVID-19.”

The commissioner further implored all residents in the State to continue to embrace and observe all precautionary measures such as physical distancing, hand washing and other personal hygiene.

“All directives on easing lockdown in Lagos State remain in force,” Abayomi said.

Lagos is currently the epicenter of coronavirus in Nigeria. Nigeria Center for Disease Control as of Wednesday night confirmed 1,308 coronavirus cases in the State with 358 recoveries and 30 deaths.