Tuesday 23rd of June 2020
Thirteen members of the Imo state house of assembly have tested positive for COVID-19.
Chinedu Iwuala, spokesman of the state task force on COVID-19, confirmed this to reporters on Tuesday.
He said after a member tested positive, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) decided to test the lawmakers and 13 more result came back positive.
Iwuala said the affected lawmakers have gone on self-isolation.
Last week, Collins Chiji, the speaker, had ordered a lockdown of the assembly complex after one lawmaker tested positive for COVID-19.
Chiji had said had said fumigation of the assembly complex would commence immediately.