- 2 Members of Parliament have tested positive for COVID-19
-It was confirmed that this was after some MPs did voluntary testing and came out positive
- The Speaker of Parliament, however, called for mandatory testing for MPs and staff to be carried out after the results of others came out positive
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that two Members of Parliament have tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a report filed by ghanareport.com it was confirmed that they tested positive after some MPs did voluntary testing and came out positive.
The Speaker of Parliament, however, called for mandatory testing for MPs and staff to be carried out after the results of others came out positive.
Health officials have however collected a total of 690 samples in Parliament following the directive.
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The Director of Communication at Parliament, Kate Addo, denied the report that no MP nor a parliamentary staff have tested positive for the virus.
In a statement, she said the coronavirus test results of the MPs and parliamentary staff are yet to be released.
“Parliament would like to state categorically that the results of the tests are not yet known and so the report by Starrfmonline is not true… The confidentiality protocol is that, those who test positive will be called directly by the testing team.
According to her, the Director of Parliaments Medical Services is the only person who would know if any Member of Parliament tested positive for COVID-19.
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In other news, President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated that the country’s rate of deaths from COVID-19 is one of the lowest in Africa and the world.
Delivering the Guest of Honour’s address during a virtual Eid ul Fitr prayers led by the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu, in Accra on Sunday, May 24, the President said, “this has been so since the very beginning of the outbreak over two months ago.”
He further noted that Ghanaians are not dying of the virus in numbers that were anticipated.
Akufo-Addo added that all the persons who have died from COVID-19 so far in Ghana had underlining causes and diseases.
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