13 Imo House of Assembly Members Test Positive for Coronavirus

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 23 – Thirteen members of the Imo state house of assembly have tested positive for the coronavirus.

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.

But Emeka Ahaneku, special adviser on media to the speaker, said only three out of the 27 lawmakers members tested positive.

He said that many staff and members, who had undergone the test on Monday, turned out negative.

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