Parliament shuts down for three (3) weeks after 151 staff test positive for Covid-19

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Parliament of Ghana
Parliament of Ghana

The Parliament of the Republic of Ghana has been shut down for three (3) weeks according to the information available to coverghana.com.gh

Announcing the decision to shutdown the house, the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin indicated that some 151 staff the Parliament has tested positive for Covid-19.

Addressing the Members of Parliament on Tuesday, 9th February, 2021, the Speaker said that the increasing spread of the virus among Members of Parliament and Parliament staff has necessitate the closure of the House including all parliamentary proceedings.

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Earlier, the Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin directed that all Members of Parliament and staff of Parliament be tested for Covid-19.

After the test, the Speaker again called on the Member of Parliament who tested positive for the virus to stop attending parliamentary proceedings as it can lead to a spread in the house.

Despite the call on the Member of Parliament who have tested positive for Covid-19 to stop attending proceedings, some MPs continued to attend proceedings.

This action by some Members of Parliament caused the speaker to threaten to reveal their identities to the general public.

SOURCE : Coverghana.com.gh

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