Covid-19: Get well messages pour in for Sanwo-Olu
If the get-well messages pouring in for Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State is a measure of his endearment to Nigerians, then Sanwo-Olu is a governor loved by many.
Since Professor Akin Abayomi, the state’s commissioner for health who had just been through with his own isolation and healing process announced that Sanwo-Olu had tested positive to Coronavirus, social media went agog with get-well wishes and goodwill messages for the governor.
Some described Sanwo-Olu as the best of the lot among those leaders on the frontline. “You showed love and empathy for those afflicted by the virus, now is the time for all Nigerians to show you love. We love you Mr. Governor and our God will heal you,” wrote Nkem Megwai.
Prof. Abayomi, had earlier said that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had tested positive for COVID-19.
Abayomi, who disclosed this through series of tweets on his official Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi on Saturday evening, however, expressed optimism for Sanwo-Olu’s swift recovery.
He said that the governor was doing well with the treatment and rest, expressing confidence that the governor would recover quickly and clear the virus.
The commissioner said that Sanwo-Olu was undergoing COVID-19 treatment at home following his exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
“A PCR test performed yesterday the 11th of December has confirmed that he has indeed been infected with the virus which is supported by mild symptoms and fatigue typical of a mild case of #COVID19.
“Mr Governor is receiving treatment and is being closely monitored at home by the very experienced State #COVID19 clinical team from IDH Yaba.
“Mr Sanwo-Olu is doing well on treatment and rest and we are confident that he will recover quickly and clear the virus,” the commissioner said.
He urged the residents to join in praying for the speedy recovery of the governor to enable him return to normal duties as soon as possible.
“I will be keeping the public informed regularly of Mr Governor’s recovery and wellbeing,” he said.
Abayomi noted that the state was experiencing a slight increase in number of COVID-19 positive cases in clusters.
He advised all residents and visitors to strictly adhere to the prescribed advisories of safe distancing, mask wearing, good hand and respiratory hygiene and avoidance of unnecessary or large gatherings.
“The festive season is likely to create the opportunity for the virus to spread if we are not compliant with the regulations established by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) for inbound travelers and the festive season celebrations.
“Lagosians should keep celebrations to a minimum and be observant and responsible in their interactions.
“The significant gains achieved to date in containing COVID-19 in Lagos, which has allowed us to carefully reopen the economy, must not be reversed,” he said.