The Imo State House of Assembly has been shut down for the next two
weeks following the announcement that a lawmaker has tested positive to
the coronavirus disease.
The chairman of the COVID-19 taskforce in the state, Professor Maurice
Iwu disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Owerri the state capital on
He said samples of all other lawmakers and their aides have been taken
to the laboratory for testing to be able to ascertain the number of
people who might have come in contact with the lawmaker who tested
This comes days after the state recorded its first COVID-19 fatality.