13 lawmakers test positive for Coronavirus in Imo
THIRTEEN lawmakers of the Imo State House of Assembly have tested positive for COVID-19.
This is coming barely six days after a lawmaker (name withheld) tested positive for the novel Coronavirus in the state.
This was disclosed by the chairman of the state’s COVID-19 task force, Professor Maurice Iwu on Tuesday, June 16.
Professor Iwu said a member of the house of assembly tested positive.
Iwu added that the infected lawmaker has been placed on isolation with his wife while tests have been directed to be conducted on all the state lawmakers.
Recall that on Monday, June 22, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 9 new cases in Imo, bringing the total cases in Imo to 243.
It has now been revealed that 13 more lawmakers have been infected with the virus in Imo state.
In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that 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.