Coronavirus: Speaker appears in face mask in Parliament; MPs ordered to do same

Coronavirus: Speaker appears in face mask in Parliament; MPs ordered to do same

- Speaker of Parliament has been spotted wearing a face mask to the House on Friday, March 20, 2020

- He has also directed all MPs to wear the face mask as they go about their daily work in the House

- Prof. Mike Oquaye further directed MPs who returned from abroad recently to self-isolate

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Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, wore a face mask to the House to protect himself from and also prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

He also instructed that all Members of Parliament wear the face masks while working.

Prof. Oquaye further directed that all staff of parliament to also wear the mask.

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The Speaker had earlier directed that all staff of parliament who recently traveled to coronavirus-infected countries must self-quarantine.

This self-isolation is very important and every member must adopt it,” Prof Oquaye said.

Ghana has now officially confirmed 16 cases of the coronavirus in the country. Ghana recorded five new cases of the deadly COVID-19 disease on Friday, March 20, bringing the total number to 16.

Three of the new cases are local and the rest are imported cases.

Meanwhile, the health experts say they are continuing with the contact tracing exercise.

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YEN.com.gh earlier also reported that 8 persons who were reportedly infected with the coronavirus have recovered.

According to statistics on an excel sheet compiled by the worldometers.info 8 persons have recovered in Ghana.

YEN.com.gh cannot independently confirm this as the appropriate quarters for the dissemination of information in Ghana with regard to the pandemic has not officially made it public.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia hosted a breakfast prayer meeting at the Jubilee House with leaders of the Muslim faith on Friday, March 20, in a bid to pray against the coronavirus pandemic.

The prayer meeting was attended by the leadership of Muslims in Ghana including the Chief Imam, His Eminence Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu.

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