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COVID-19 forced closure of Nasarawa State House of Assembly

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Coronavirus pandemic has forced the closure of Nasarawa State House of Assembly following the death of a lawmaker.


Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule on Sunday in Lafia announced the closure of the state’s House of Assembly following the death of a lawmaker as a result of COVID-19.

At a press briefing the governor that the State would trace all the contacts the dead lawmaker.

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“The Speaker and all members of the Assembly have agreed to be isolated and their samples have been taken for COVID-19 test,’’ the governor said.

The governor explained how the deceased took ill and was admitted at the Federal Medical Centre in Keffi, where his sample was collected, having shown symptoms of COVID-19.

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“Before the result could return, the member had died and his remains buried according to Islamic rights in Nasarawa Local Government Area.

“But when his result came out on Saturday, it was positive. Unfortunately, all those who attended the burial did so not knowing his status.

“The member participated in all the Assembly sittings, a development which has complicated our situation,” he said.

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The governor said the state currently has recorded eight active COVID-19 cases and one death from the virus.

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