House of Assembly Closes as Member Tests Positive For Coronavirus

by the state’s Taskforce Committee on Covid-19 following an alleged confirmation of a case of the dreaded virus on Tuesday.

Sources say the move by the Taskforce Committee to seal up the House of Assembly Complex was triggered by a report that an unnamed lawmaker tested positive for Covid-19.

According Prof Maurice Iwu, the State House of Assembly Complex would be under lock and key for two weeks to allow for fumigation of the environment, while all lawmakers and their aides will self isolate.

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Prof Iwu also stated that the lawmaker has already self isolated alongside his wife.

Iwu revealed that the samples of all lawmakers of the Imo State House of Assembly alongside their aides and staff have been taken and results being awaited.

The Imo Taskforce Committee further announced a Covid-19 related death in a woman who died after the safe delivery of a set of twins, who both tested negative for the virus after their samples were taken.

Imo state currently has 92 active cases from 135 confirmed carriers derived from a screening of 760 suspected persons.

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