10 persons have tested positive to the deadly COVID-19 at the Lagos State House in Marina on Thursday.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Mr. Akin Abayomi made this confirmation.
He however stated that the governor and his wife tested negative to the virus.
The Lagos State House is the official residence of the Executive Governor of Lagos State.
Details of the positive individuals were not disclosed, but the Commissioner said they are “associated” with the state house.
He disclosed as follows;
“I am glad to announce that COVID-19 Incident Commander Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-olu and the First Lady of Lagos Joke Sanwo-olu 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.”
These are the first officials at the Governor ’s house to test positive for coronavirus.
As of Thursday, Lagos State has 1, 324 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 917 active cases, 358 discharged cases, two evacuated cases, 16 transferred cases and 31 deaths.
Mr Abayomi therefore, urged Lagos residents to embrace the MaskUpLagos initiative and observe all precautionary measures such as physical distancing, hand washing and other personal hygiene in order to curb the spread of the virus
The commissioner said all directives on easing the lockdown in Lagos State remain in force and citizens should play their role in stopping the spread of the virus.
Please stay home and stay safe.