Covid-19:Senate Suspends Public Hearings_Ada Nkong

The senate has announced the suspension of all public hearings till further notice in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan made this known after an executive session before Thursday’s plenary session .

This comes a day after the house of representatives proposed the ban of visitors from the legislative complex.

It will also suspend entry into its gallery for whatever purpose, including for excursions and visits from schools and organisations, starting from Tuesday.

Statistics show that the National Assembly Complex receives an average of 3,500 visitors weekly.

Nigeria currently has eight confirmed cases of the virus — five of which were announced on Wednesday.

All the cases were linked to contacts that had been to affected countries. The outbreak has led to the initiation of measures to curb the spread of the virus, including ban on public gatherings and closure of schools.

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