This news comes a few days after the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin made it compulsory for all MPs to take the COVID-19 test, especially because of the recent COVID-19 deaths.
According to the details gathered, the eight known cases are split equally month the majority and minority in parliament.
Nevertheless, the names and identities of these MPs infected with the novel virus were not mentioned.
Speaker Bagbin, on Friday, extended the three-day exercise to Tuesday, February 2, 2021 after confirming that some of the MPs have been infected, warning them and the staff to adhere strictly to the safety protocols.
“You may not know who the person is and because of the protocol issues of confidentiality, we are not disclosing those who are now Covid-19 victims. But we have some of us in that category,” Speaker Bagbin said.
The Speaker said the House had arranged with the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research to use three days for the exercise but noted that: “The three days are over but I am reliably informed that a number of our members have not yet taken the opportunity to either do the screening or to even undergo the Covid-19 test.”
It was later gathered that some of the MPs were reluctant to go for the mandatory test.
“Members should take the protocols seriously. In fact when I was entering I myself had to signal some members to respect the physical distancing,” the Speaker said.
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