COVID19: Lawmaker tests positive In Imo, Assembly Shutdown For Two Weeks

Obinwannem News COVID19: Lawmaker tests positive In Imo, Assembly Shutdown For Two Weeks

Reports say that Imo state House of Assembly has been placed on lock for two weeks as lawmaker tests positive for Coronavirus.

The State COVID-19 Task Force Chairman Maurice Iwu, while speaking to journalists on Tuesday, revealed that the House of Assembly has been shut down for two weeks to pave ensure his team disinfects the arena.

Maurice Iwu further said in the interview that samples of 26 legislators and their aids, are in their disposal and also, undergoing quarantine.

It added that a woman died of the virus shortly after being delivered of a set of twins at a hospital in Owerri.

He also advised people across the states to continue to observe the existing protocols of wearing masks, washing of hands with water, applying alcohol-based sanitizer as well as physical distancing.

Maurice in his words: “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.

“Our team had embarked on enhanced screening of people to know if they had Severe Acute Respiratory symptoms (SARS).

“A total of 760 samples have so far been tested in the state with 135 coming out positive. We have 92 active cases while 43 persons have been discharged,” he said.

“COVID-19 is not only a public health crisis but more of a social disharmony hence the need for social harmony through social distancing,” Mr. Iwu said.

“There were four persons currently at the Federal Medical Centre isolation center, four at WODDI center and some others at other isolation centers.

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News

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