MPs, staff of Parliament to test for COVID-19 today – Speaker directs

All Members of Parliament (MPs) and staff of the Parliamentary Service Board will undergo testing for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

The exercise follows a directive from the Speaker of the country’s legislature, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye.

The Speaker in his opening remarks on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, after Parliament had reconvened for the Second Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic, made the directive.

“We are participants of public education on Coronavirus. Can you imagine we members here going to educate the public have not been tested for, I direct on the authority of the Parliamentary Service Board that the Parliamentary medical officers to liaise with the appropriate institution to conduct a test on all honorable Members of Parliament and staff of Parliament on COVID-19″, noted.

Ghana has recorded 183 more cases of COVID-19 taking the country’s case count to 5,918, according to the latest figures released on May 19, 2020, by the Ghana Health Service.

Two more people have been confirmed dead from the deadly virus taking the death toll to 31. There have been no new recoveries as the number still stands at 1,754.

The Speaker of Parliament reminded the Lawmakers to adhere to the preventive protocols for COVID-19.

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