Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has cautioned persons who have tested positive after the mandatory testing and have been contacted to stop visiting the house.
The Majority Leader lamented over the worrying phenomenon of some Members of parliament and staff who have tested positive for Covid -19 yet attends proceedings.
The Suame MP observed that the affected persons including some journalists have refused to adhere to protocols from the Covid-19 team.
He said “the arrangement was that anybody who unfortunately tested positive would not be openly identified but that the testing team could have the arrangement to contact them behind the curtains and have the situation managed.”
Unfortunately, the Majority leader disclosed that some people after being contacted ignore the appeal from the chief, and visit parliament endangering the lives of everyone.
He noted that he has tested twice and all turned out negative. Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah further lamented
“it doesn’t mean that I’m out of the woods. If anybody tests positive and comes close to me, there are chances that I may contract the disease and it goes for everybody”
He therefore appealed to honourable members, staff and journalists who have been contacted behind the curtains to submit themselves to the testing team and stop attending business proceedings to avoid endangering others.
Again, he disclosed that one person who has been spoken to by the COVID-19 team has gotten close to some MPs and was engaging them. He cautioned members to be on the look out for one another, adding that the Medical team may be forced to unveil the identity of those who are flaunting the protocols.
By Mary Quarteya