Prof. Akin Abayomi, the commissioner of health in Lagos State, has denied reports that he tested positive for COVID-19.
In a series of tweets, Akin Abayomi who has been battling the disease since the first case was confirmed in Nigeria, also advised the public to disregard any news on COVID-19 which doesn’t emanate from trusted sources.
He tweeted: “Remain vigilant and continue to play your part as responsible citizens in curtailing the spread of #COVID19 in our communities.
“It is evident that the fake news is calculated at causing panic and unnecessary anxiety amongst the populace. I therefore urge the public to disregard any news on #COVID19 that does not emanate from @followslasg official communication channels and other verifiable sources.
“I hereby implore the general public to disregard the fake and misleading news circulating in the media to the effect that I have tested positive to #COVID19 infection”.