No member of the House of Representatives has tested positive to the Coronavirus, the House Spokesman, Rep. Benjamin Kalu has said.
Kalu, who briefed journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, described media reports claiming that 15 members were infested as “fake news”.
Kalu urged the public to discard the reports until the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirm such stories.
He also denied that members were refusing to be tested as alleged by a letter trending online claiming to have originated from the Presidency.
He said that all letter from the office of the President was usually read on the floor of the House and that no such letter had so far been read.
Earlier, the Speaker of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila announced that the House would adjourn plenary for two weeks.
He said that the adjournment was one of the measures mapped out by the Green Chamber to curtail the spread of covid-19 virus.
According to him, this is not a holiday but a decision necessary to observe social distancing and isolation guidelines that have proven to be effective in preventing secondary transmission of the COVID-19 disease.
The House has adjourned for two weeks as part of effort end the Covid-19 pandemic.