Speaker of the Benue State Home of Meeting, Titus Uba and his son, member representing Kwande East State constituency, Tertsea Gbisea have examined optimistic for COVID-19.
The pair are among the many 66 new infections recorded within the state.
In separate statements issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker and Chairman, Committee on Info and Orientation of the State Meeting, Lubem Tiav and Tertsea Gbisea respectively, the affected lawmakers have gone into self-isolation.
The assertion by the speaker’s media aide launched on Monday learn in elements, “Speaker of Benue State Home of Meeting Titus Uba acquired his COVID-19 outcomes on Saturday and examined optimistic, all of the speaker’s family whose samples have been examined for the dreaded illness got here out damaging besides the speaker and his final son.
“In accordance with the outcomes, he’s asymptomatic however steady, hale and hearty, in excessive spirit and has since commenced full remedy in self-isolation in keeping with the protocol and recommendation of medical professionals.”
The assertion by Gbisea, who additionally examined optimistic for COVID-19 stated that the speaker had ordered the fast closure of the meeting complicated.
In accordance with his assertion, “On account of this improvement, the speaker has ordered the fast closure of the Meeting complicated and directed fumigation of the premises.
“The Meeting by advantage of its official capabilities and constituency obligations stand the pure danger of publicity to carriers of the virus regardless of the adherence to private hygiene and COVID-19 security protocols, and identical to each different public employee, it’s an occupational hazard that comes with service.
“The affected members have instantly gone into self-isolation and full remedy on them has commenced according to COVID-19 protocols. Whereas Rt Hon Uba and Hon Gbiseh are with out signs they’re in the intervening time helping the NCDC in touch tracing.”