15 MPs, 56 staff test positive for COVID, new sitting arrangement announced

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has announced on Thursday February 4 that fifteen lawmakers and Fifty-six staff of the parliamentary service, have tested positive for the virus.

To that end, he has arranged that Parliament will be sitting only twice a week, as part of measures to prevent the spread of the virus in the House.

“Only members of Parliament and members of staff who are needed for the business of the House on those days will be allowed in the presence of Parliament from next week,” Mr. Bagbin said.

The sittings will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, he stated further.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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