…says ‘it was not mild, I was not asymptomatic’
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has recovered from COVID-19, saying he had a tough time battling the pandemic.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Gboyega Akosile, also announced on Thursday in a tweet with a video showing the governor stepping out to address journalists at the State House, Marina.
Akosile tweeted, “Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu tests negative to COVID-19. Now out of isolation.”
State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, had announced on December 12 that Governor Sanwo-Olu tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Sanwo-Olu, while narrating his experience during the press briefing on Thursday, said, “It was not mild, I was not asymptomatic, I felt all of the things you would feel – headache, sore throat, cough, tiredness, I felt it.”
The governor, therefore, urged Lagosians to protect themselves and seek medical attention when they experience any of the symptoms of the virus.
Other governors who had tested positive for the virus and recovered include the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu; Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, amongst others.
Lagos, which is one of the epicentres of coronavirus management in Nigeria, has recorded over 26,000 infections and more than 200 associated deaths since the outbreak of the virus in the country.
The state government recently returned COVID-19 protocols at religious centres and also banned a number of social places from holding gatherings as the country battled the second wave of the pandemic.