A current Nigerian Senator and former governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Adamu caused a little stir during plenary on Tuesday 24th March as he removed his face mask to sneeze.
The Senator who represents Nasarawa West Senatorial District and also chairs the Senate Committee on Agriculture was caught in the act live on camera.
The sneeze came while Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi was officially communicating the news of the death of Rose Oko, senator representing Cross River north to the lawmakers.
As Senator Abdullahi sneezed, there was an outburst of laughter from other senators and those close to him quickly adjusted their face masks.
The action also forced Senator Abdullahi who was addressing the lawmakers to pause his speech a few times until calm and normalcy was returned to the chamber.
Senator Abdullahi also quickly put his mask back in place.
Watch the video below:
— Osarugue Bruno Edokpolor (@BrunoErtzz) March 24, 2020
Meanwhile, Naija News reports the coronavirus (COVID-19) can be spread by an infected person through sneezing.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic in Nigeria, according to the NCDC, as at 07:00 am 25th March, there are 46 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death recorded.
Two new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 1 in Lagos and 1 in Osun
Both cases are returning travellers to Nigeria in the last 7 days
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 25, 2020
A major way to prevent further spread is through proper personal hygiene which includes washing the hands with soap and water.