Some MPs contract COVID; 60 other lawmakers fail to do compulsory test – Bagbin

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has revealed that some lawmakers have contracted coronavirus.

“Even in the House, some members are afflicted by the Covid-19. 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,” he said on the floor of the House on Friday January 29.

Last week, Mr Bagbin ordered a compulsory test done for all Members of Parliament (MPs).

However, he said, that about 60 of the MPs have failed to comply with his directive.

“My directive that all members subject themselves to the test has not yet been complied with by over 60 Members of Parliament.

“It is true as the Majority Leader has just stated that we are not all safe. And so members should take the protocols seriously.

“In fact when I was entering I myself had to signal some members to respect the physical distancing,” he said.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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