Ghana Parliament to sit double seven days as 15 MPs test positive for COVID-19

The Speaker of Parliament has reported that the House will start sitting double seven days after certain administrators and staff tried positive for COVID-19.

In an articulation, Alban Bagbin said Parliament will sit on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting one week from now.

He revealed that 15 Members of Parliament (MPs) have contracted COVID-19, while 56 staff have additionally tried positive.

“Parliament is thusly finding a way to test the family units of the thirteen individuals from staff and the 356 staff to deflect re-disease upon their get back from self-confinement and treatment,” a segment of the assertion said.

“In interview with initiative and the agent, I have chosen to execute the accompanying measures to check the further spread of the infection.

“The house will from text week sit double seven days. That is on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

“Just individuals from parliament and individuals from staff who are required for the matter of the house on those days will be permitted in the regions of parliament from one week from now. This avoided individuals and staff who have tried positive,” it added.

This comes after the Speaker of Parliament cautioned officials who have tried positive for COVID-19 to avoid the Chamber.

Alban Bagbin said he’d be compelled to distribute their names in the event that they don’t quit going to the chamber and disengage.

“Mr Speaker wishes me to draw the consideration of the individuals from the house that a few MPs who have, indeed, tried positive, to the COVID, are as yet going to the chamber,” he cautioned.

“Mr Speaker wishes me to educate that if those individuals don’t pull out and disconnect, he’ll be compelled to distribute their names of individuals who have tried positive to caution most of us.”

Ghana’s Coronavirus circumstance appeared to be improving towards the finish of 2020 however there’s been a spike in cases lately.

At present, the nation has recorded 5,786 dynamic cases while 433 people have kicked the bucket simultaneously, as indicated by information from the Ghana Health Service.

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