The chambers of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA) is to remain shut and members kept in isolation pending when their COVID19 status is ascertained.
This was disclosed by Governor Abdullahi Sule when he briefed the press on the current status of the State as it concerns COVID19.
According to the Governor, this action became necessary after the deceased member representing Nasarawa Central at the State Assembly, Honourable Suleiman Adamu was confirmed to have died of the COVID19.
He said that because Honourable… colleagues at the State House of Assembly could have had contact with him, all of them including the Speaker have agreed to go into isolation and to get tested.
The Governor said that the relevant authorities had already begun tracing the contacts of the deceased legislator and members of his family quarantined pending the result of their tests.
Governor Abdullahi Sule also disclosed that the 11 contacts of the index case in Nasarawa State have all been confirmed negative.
However, 3 out of those that were quarantined at the State Polytechnic in Lafia tested positive of the virus. This is apart from the 2 that were confirmed initially.
Governor Sule also said there has been a new confirmed case in Keffi and another in Lafia. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nasarawa State to 9 with 8 of them being active cases.
The Governor then appealed to citizens to endeavour to obey guidelines put in place to check the spread of the virus and also volunteer any information that may help authorities in the fight against the disease.