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Members of parliament and staff to undergo testing for COVID-19

The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Prof. Mike Aaron Oquaye has given directive to the Clerk and parliament’s Medical Officer to liaise with the appropriate institutions to immediately conduct testing of all Hon. Members and staff of parliamentary service for Covid-19.

Delivering his welcome remarks at the commencement of the second meeting of the fourth session, the speaker noted that in addition to observing the established protocols to fight the pandemic all Hon. Members and staff of parliamentary will be tested for Covid-19.

The testing is expected to commence on Wednesday 20th May, for members of parliament and on Thursday 21st May 2020, for Parliamentary staffers.

The Rt. Hon. Prof. Mike Aaron Oquaye lamented that whiles there is no scientific approved cure or vaccine, Members of parliament must ensure that they adhere to all the laid down hygiene protocols to abate the spread.

In view of this, the speaker requested that both members and parliamentary staff to cooperate in this enterprise.

By: Mary Quartey

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