House of Reps adjourns plenary till next week over COVID-19 scare


The House of Representatives has adjourned plenary till next week Tuesday over fears of spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

I was gathered that some lawmakers have tested positive for the virus, sending the House into a hasty adjournment.

Before announcing adjournment at plenary, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila had convened an executive session where members deliberated on the need to adjourn plenary for fear of further spread of the virus.

Thereafter, the House resolved to sit once a week.

From indications, the House may proceed on its annual long break next week in a bid to stem the infections.

Discussions about Coronavirus are now popular among members of the House and workers.

Tests conducted on lawmakers in the National Assembly have been shrouded in secrecy for weeks, leaving the public guessing on the level of infections in the parliament.


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