Imo state House of Assembly shut down as lawmaker tests positive for Coronavirus

The Imo State House of Assembly has been shut down for two weeks after one of the lawmakers tested positive for Coronavirus.

Announcing this to newsmen, the chairman of the state’s task force on COVID-19, Professor Maurice Iwu, said samples of all other lawmakers and their aides have been taken to the laboratory for testing to ascertain if anyone of them has been infected with the virus.

“Currently, we registered one death of a lady who successfully delivered a set of twins.

“Also, we have a positive case from the state assembly as such have to collect samples from all house members and their aides.

“Also, the House of Assembly is to be shut down for two weeks to fumigate the place following a laid down strategic plan,” he said.

Mr Iwu further explained that the team had embarked on enhanced screening of people to know if they had Severe Acute Respiratory Symptom (SARS).

This comes days after the state recorded its first COVID-19 fatality, with 136 confirmed cases.

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