Just-In: Sanwo-Olu, Lalong Recover From COVID-19


Two Governors who had gone into isolation after testing positive for coronavirus have recovered.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has recovered from COVID-19, after 12 days in isolation.

The governor had tested positive for the virus on December 12, 2020.

On Thursday afternoon, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Gboyega Akosile, confirmed that Sanwo-Olu has now tested negative.

Following a week of testing positive, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has also recovered from COVID-19.

Spokesman for the Governor, Dr. Macham Makut, made this known in a statement on Thursday.

According to the statement, Lalong, who had been isolated since December 17, 2020, after testing negative for the virus appreciated God for healing him of the disease.

Makut said, “The governor is now free of the disease after his latest test returned negative. The Governor’s negative status was communicated to him on Wednesday night.”

He thanked the people of Plateau State, his friends and associates all over the country for praying for him.

Makut urged the citizens of the state to take the pandemic very seriously, adding that all protocols for prevention of infection and transmission must be observed.

He quoted the Governor as saying “having contacted the virus and undergone treatment myself, I wish to reiterate that COVID-19 is not a death sentence as early detection helps to address it and reduce chances of death.

“We should not stigmatise anyone who tests positive or is suspected of having the disease. Rather, such people should serve as motivation for others to voluntarily test in order to improve the safety of all.”