13 More Imo Lawmakers Test Positive For COVID-19


Thirteen more members of the Imo State House of Assembly have tested positive for Coronavirus.

This brings the total number of lawmakers in the state, who are COVID-19 positive to 14.

Spokesperson for the state’s Task Force on COVID-19, Chinedu Iwuala, disclosed this on Tuesday.  

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

He said samples of all other lawmakers and their aides were taken to the laboratory for COVID-19 test but the results of 13 more members of the Assembly came back positive.

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On Monday, June 22, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced nine new cases in Imo, bringing the total cases in the state to 243.

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