The Imo State House of Assembly complex has been shut down.This was announced by the Taskforce Committee on COVID-19 on Tuesday following a COVID-19 scare.
The closure of the complex was said to ve been triggered by report that a lawmaker tested positive for coronavirus.
Addressing journalists during the committee’s weekly media briefing in Owerri, Prof. Maurice Iwu, said the Assembly complex would be shut for two weeks for fumigation and to enable other lawmakers and their aides to self isolate.
Iwu added that the lawmaker and his wife had already been isolated.
He also disclosed samples of the entire members of the House of Assembly, their aides and staff have been taken and results being awaited.