Breaking: 13 Imo state house of assembly members test positive for covid-19

A total of 13 house of assembly members in Imo state have tested positive coronavirus.

One member tested positive last week, leading to the closure of the assembly.

Spokesman for the State Task Force on COVID-19, Chinedu Iwuala, confirmed the 13 new cases.

The infected lawmakers have gone into self-isolation, Iwuala told Channels TV.

The Assembly Complex in Owerri was shut on 16 June after the first lawmaker was diagnosed with the virus.

The assembly will now remain indefinitely shut down.