Akin Abayomi the health commissioner of Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos, has tested positive for coronavirus.

Abayomi serves as Lagos State Commissioner for Health Nigeria,he was tested after being in contact with people who had tested positive for the virus, according to the state information commissioner Gbenga Omotoso.

Akin has not exhibited symptoms of Covid-19 and has said he will isolate for 14 days at home.

Mr Abayomi has been leading the response to the coronavirus pandemic in Lagos and the whole of Nigeria.

Nigeria as of today, has confirmed 52,548 Covid-19 cases, with Lagos accounting for 17,992 cases, 39,257 patients have recovered while 1,004 have died.