MPs undergo compulsory coronavirus testing

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Wed, 20 May 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Members of Parliament gathered at the foyer of the Parliament House Wednesday morning to undergo a mandatory test for Coronavirus.

This follows a directive by the Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Aaron Oquaye, who said the order forms part of the hygiene and precautionary protocol to abate the spread of the deadly virus.

“I have directed, on authority of the Parliamentary Service Board, the Clerk and Parliament’s Medical Officer to liaise with the appropriate institution to immediately conduct testing of all Hon. Members and staff of the Parliamentary Service for COVID-19. I request your cooperation in this enterprise.” Prof Mike Oquaye announced on May 19, 2020.

The Speaker also reiterated the need for the leaders in the house to ensure that there is one space one chair apart with sitting arrangements adding that when there is “an overflow, the Whips would decide what to do.”

Meanwhile, Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 6,096, following the confirmation of 178 new cases.

This was confirmed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in its latest update on Tuesday night [May 19, 2020].

The latest figures by the Service also indicates 1,773 recoveries from the virus, representing an increase of 19 from the last update.

The number of deaths remains at 31 as of May 19, 2020.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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