Shut down parliament after 15MPs tested positive for Covid-19 – Apaak

Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr Clement Apaak, has called on the leadership of the legislature to consider closing down the lawmaking house after 15 lawmakers tested positive for the virus.

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, 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.

Reacting to the news in a tweet, Dr Apaak said the best option at the moment is to shut down Parliament.

He said “15 MPs and 56 staff of parl have tested positive for COVID

“Best option, shut down parl. We don’t know the IDs of those positive, who still attended parl. Shut down parliament, all MPs and staff, self-isolate.

“Get us tested after 14 days, then we resume if negative.”

https://twitter.com/DrApaak/status/1357417536065843200?s=20

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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