Covid-19 scare: Anambra Assembly shut down for 3 weeks




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Anambra of Assembly Complex has been shut down owing to a -19 scare.

Security operatives have taken over the entire arena to prevent workers and visitors from entering the premises.

The social media was awash some lawmakers and staff of the Assembly for -19, which led to the closure of the complex

But Chairman, on Information, Okechukwu Okoye, has debunked the rumour of pandemic in the Assembly

Okoye who described the reports as “dangerous rumour” said there was iota of truth in such stories.

However, the lawmaker said the complex was shutdown because of government to fumigate some public buildings in the state as a preventive measure against diseases, including 19.

According to him: “There is iota of truth in the story. This is dangerous rumour. The truth is Governor Willie , is fumigating public institutions in the state as a preventative measure against diseases, especially COVID-19.

“The Governor started the exercise at the Secretariat. Now it’s the assembly complex.
“That’s why we vacated the place and asked workers to also vacate for two weeks because the toxicity of the fumigation.

“Nobody has for COVID19 in the assembly to the best of my knowledge,” Okoye said

But Okoye was not on the same page with Speaker Uche Okafor, who told some reporters the complex was shutdown following .

He said: “The COVID-19 team in the Ministry of came last Thursday to take samples of lawmakers and staff members.

“As an institution, we need to lead by example, hence we have decided that the assembly complex be shut for three weeks.

“There will be plenary or work and we appeal that those who need to go on isolation please do so.”

When The Nation visited the Assembly complex on Thursday, men and other were seen cordoning off the complex.

They prevented entry into the place.
One of the security operatives said there was instruction that nobody be allowed into the complex until February 16.

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