Lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19 in Imo

Lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19 in Imo

- A lawmaker whose identity was not released has tested positive for Covid-19 in Imo state

- Professor Maurice, the chairman of the state's Covid-19 task force, disclosed this on Tuesday, June 16

- Also, a woman whose name was not disclosed has also died from the complications arising from the disease after safely delivering twins

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A member of the Imo State House of Assembly has tested positive for Covid-19, according to Professor Maurice, the chairman of the state's Covid-19 task force.

The Sun reports that Iwu made this known on Tuesday, June 16, during his weekly press briefing in Owerri, the Imo state capital.

The newspaper reports that a woman whose name was not disclosed has also died from the complications arising from the disease after safely delivering twins.

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Legit.ng gathers that the infected lawmaker is currently in isolation with his wife, while tests have been directed to be conducted on all the state lawmakers.

Imo lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19

Hope Uzodinma, the governor of Imo state. Photo credit: HE_HopeUzodimma
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Meanwhile, a COVID-19 patient who ran away from Imo state after testing positive has been nabbed at "Oja Oba” market in Akure, capital of Ondo state.

The patient tested positive for coronavirus in Imo state and instead of submitting herself for treatment, she escaped to the southwest state, the commissioner for health, Wahab Adegbenro, disclosed.

A manhunt was launched for her by the Imo and Ondo governments. This eventually paid off as she was picked up and taken to an isolation centre.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu disclosed that he is proud of the achievement.

He said: "We are particularly proud of this feat of collaboration to help prevent the spread of #Covid19. It was a joint effort of the DSS and the state surveillance team to track the lady and isolate her before she triggered a major superspreader event."

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According to the state commissioner, the patient was caught selling second-hand clothes popularly known as ‘okrika’ inside the market.

Adegbenro appealed to residents to make the work of government and health workers easier by cooperating.

The lady who probably did not expect to be caught was picked up a day after Imo state task force on prevention and control of COVID-19 revealed that 25 persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state had escaped.

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