Fear grips residents, politicians, others as Coronavirus kills lawmaker in Nasarawa, assembly complex shut

Residents and indeed politicians in Nasarawa have been thrown into mourning amidst fear after Governor Abdullahi Sule announced that a lawmaker  in the State House of Assembly, Adamu Suleiman, died on Saturday after brief illness.

Sule disclosed that Suleiman was actually killed by COVID-19.

The governor said result of the test conducted on the lawmaker who represented Nasarawa Central Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly came out after his death and burial on Saturday.

The governor who spoke to journalists in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC was not followed in the burial of the lawmaker as the result of the test was still being awaited at the time he was buried.

This revelation is generating anxiety among the people of the state with fears that many of those who came for condolence visits, participated in the burial as well as members of family of the late lawmaker may have been infected with the virus.

There are also fears that the lawmaker may have infected many of his colleagues and health workers who treated him before his death.

The Governor, however,  assured that members of the late lawmaker’s family and those living in his house have gone into isolation while their samples have also been collected for testing by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

He added  that those who performed the burial rites of the lawmaker would also be isolated and tested for COVID-19 while the Nasarawa State House of Assembly complex is to be closed until it is decontaminated.

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