Five out of the 24 members of the Nigeria’s Gombe State House of Assembly have tested positive for COVID-19 creating apprehension across the state.
Chairman of the task force, Prof Idris Mohammed, stated this in Gombe on Monday while updating newsmen on the situation of the pandemic in the state.
According to him, the lawmakers whose identities were not disclosed have been admitted at different isolation centres in the state.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, has, together with 66 other people from the state, also tested positive for COVID-19.
The state’s commissioner for information, John Okiyi Kalu, ànnounced the case in a statement on Monday.
He said the governor had gone into isolation before his result returned positive, and that he has directed the deputy governor to act on his behalf pending the time he resumes duty.
Ikpeazu, it would be recalled, “eventually” tested positive for the dreaded infection.
The Governor was trapped in the US during the shutdown of airspace for novel Coronavirus. He was somehow “smuggled” into the country even when the US airspace was shutdown for commercial flight operations, and pronto, he publicly declared a covenant he had with “God” as to how the Almighty allegedly locked out Coronavirus from his state.
He actually announced that he tested negative for COVID-19 less than 48 hours before the result of the National CDC came to show that he and 66 other people from his state come out positive.