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COVID-19 Affects Kidney, Blood – Prof Akin Abayomi

The Commissioner of Health in Lagos State. Prof Akin Abayomi has revealed that the Coronavirus affects the kidney and the blood.

Prof Abayomi while speaking at the Arise News programme on Wednesday noted that people with diabetics, hypertension and obesity are more likely to be infected and as such must be careful with their health.

The Commissioner further stated that the health conditions predisposes such people to the risk of being infected faster by the disease than others.

“There are discoveries about the COVID-19 virus. For instance, it is not a straightforward respiratory problem. We have found out that it impacts the blood, the kidneys.”

“The common denominators are diabetes, hypertension, and underlying immunological problems. Obesity is also a possible risk factor. We watch such people closely. If you fall into any of these categories, you have to be very careful.”

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