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Imo Assembly shut, begins fumigation as COVID-19 hits lawmakers

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Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri

THE Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Collins Chiji, has ordered the fumigation of the Assembly complex after some lawmakers tested positive for COVID-19.

The speaker equally ordered the shutting down of the complex for the next two weeks to enable medical expert to contend with the pandemic.

Chiji, in a statement issued by his media office, said, “In a proactive step targeted at curtailing the spread of the coronavirus disease within the Imo State House of Assembly complex, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Chiji Collins, has ordered the immediate closure of the Imo Assembly Complex for two weeks.

“He said the decision became necessary after a lawmaker in the Assembly was confirmed positive for coronavirus and samples of himself and 25 other members and their aides taken for testing.

“As part of the directive, the Speaker expects that the management and staff of Imo State House Assembly will as a matter of urgency activate this decision to enable the State Task Force on COVID-19 to fumigate the entire Assembly complex for a period of two weeks.”

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