A governor in the Southern part of Nigeria, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tested positive for Coronavirus.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Health Prof. Akin Abayomi said on Saturday.
Sanwo-Olu went into self-isolation on Friday after he learned he was in contact with someone who earlier tested positive for Coronavirus.
In a statement on Saturday, Abayomi said the governor was receiving treatment from experts at home.
The statement read, “Following Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s exposure to a confirmed case of COVID19, a PCR test performed yesterday the 11th of December has confirmed that he has indeed been infected with the virus which is supported by mild symptoms and fatigue typical of a mild case of COVID-19.
“Mr Governor is receiving treatment and is being closely monitored at home by the very experienced State #COVID19 clinical team from IDH Yaba.
“Mr Sanwo-Olu is doing well on treatment and rest, and we are confident that he will recover quickly and clear the virus.”
Other governors in Nigeria had also tested positive for the virus – The governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, his counterpart, Ondo State governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Bauchi governor Bala Mohammed; and Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
The governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai has reportedly gone into isolation too after he learned someone he had met tested positive for Coronavirus.