Parliament to sit twice a week as 15 MPs, 56 staff get COVID

A total of 227 MPs submitted themselves for testing for COVID-19 in the house while the remainder of the 275 MPs did their own tests at private medical facilities, Speaker Alban Bagbin has revealed.

Out of the 227, 15 MPs tested positive.

The lawmakers who did their private tests are yet to submit their results to the leadership of Parliament.

Additionally, 56 staff of Parliament have also tested positive.

All the affected MPs and staff have been contacted and advised to self-isolate.

They have also been given prescription drugs to facilitate their recovery.

Parliament to test households of 15 MPs and 56 staff to curb reinfection.

To curb further spread in the house, Mr Bagbin announced on Thursday, 4 February 2021 that Parliament will sit twice a week from next week on Tuesday and Thursdays instead of the normal four days in a week”

Also, “only MPs and staff who are needed for the business of the house on those days will be allowed in the precincts of Parliament”, he announced.

On Wednesday, the Speaker threatened to expose MPs who tested positive but were still coming to the house if they did not stay away.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com

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