The Senate on Tuesday adjourned plenary till April 7 as part of measures to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The lawmakers took the decision after a closed-door session that lasted one hour.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, urged the Federal Government to assist the states with funds to combat the menace.

He also stressed the need to set up a special fund to assist victims of COVID-19.

The senators also observed a minute silence for the late Senator Rose Oko.