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Imo lawmakers test positive for coronavirus

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A total number of 13 lawmakers of the Imo state House of Assembly have been tested positive for COVID-19.

The new cases were confirmed barely six days after a lawmaker, whose identity was made anonymous, tested positive for the coronavirus disease in the state.

The chairman of the state’s Covid-19 task force, Professor Maurice Iwu, had disclosed earlier on Tuesday, June 16, that a member of the house of assembly had tested positive. He added that the infected lawmaker has been placed on isolation with his wife, while tests have been directed to be carried out on all the state lawmakers.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) On Monday, June 22, had announced 9 new cases in Imo, bringing the total of COVID 19 cases in the state to 243.


It has now been revealed that 13 more lawmakers have been infected with the virus in Imo state.