13 more Imo lawmakers test positive for coronavirus

The novel Coronavirus has spread rapidly at the Imo State House of Assembly as an additional 13 lawmakers have been reported positive.

The new cases were confirmed barely six days after a lawmaker, the first, whose identity was not released, tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the state.

Professor Maurice Iwu, the chairman of the state’s Covid-19 task force, had earlier disclosed on Tuesday, June 16, that a member of the house of assembly tested positive. He 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.

On Sunday, June 21, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 29 new cases in Imo, while the centre reported that the state recorded 9 new cases on Monday, June 22, bringing the total cases in Imo to 243.

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