The Chairman, Imo State Taskforce Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Maurice Iwu, has announced the shutdown of the State House of Assembly for two weeks after a lawmaker tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
According to Iwu, this will enable the Taskforce fumigate the premises and allow House Members, Management and Staff to go into self isolation for 14 days.
In an address to newsmen on Tuesday, Prof. Iwu said the scare at the Assembly was real and that there was need to take proactive measures to protect the people using the complex as office.
He further informed that the Committee had embarked on enhanced screening of Imolites on COVID-19 and that, so far, the state has tested 760 people with 135 testing positive out of which 92 are active cases.
Prof. Iwu said that 43 have been discharged while one death has been recorded. According to him, the death case is a lady who was delivered of a set of twins and was in the custody of the Taskforce before delivery.