The governor of the state of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has recovered from COVID-19, his press secretary general Gboyega Akosile announced on Thursday.
“The governor of the state of Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, tested negative for COVID-19. Now out of isolation, ”Akosile tweeted with a video showing the governor speaking to reporters at the State House in Marina.
State Health Commissioner Akin Abayomi announced on December 12 that the governor was positive for the new coronavirus.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Sanwo-Olu said, “It wasn’t mild, I wasn’t asymptomatic, I felt everything you would feel – headache, sore throat, cough, fatigue, I felt it.”
He therefore called on Lagos to protect themselves and seek medical help when any of the symptoms of the virus occur.
Other governors who have tested positive for the virus and have recovered include Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi; Governor of the State of Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu; Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed; Among others is Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta.
Lagos, which is one of the epicenters of coronavirus management in Nigeria, has recorded over 26,000 infections and more than 200 related deaths from the virus outbreak in the country.
The state government recently returned the COVID-19 protocols to religious centers, and also banned certain social venues from holding rallies as the country battled a second wave of pandemics.