COVID-19: Close Parliament now - NDC MPs say after 15 confirmed cases

COVID-19: Close Parliament now - NDC MPs say after 15 confirmed cases

- NDC MPs in parliament are calling for the closure of the chamber for 2 weeks

- Their call comes after two of them reportedly tested positive for the COVID-19

- The MP for Adaklu, Kwame Agbodza believes the abrupt break would not affect government business as “no urgent business is going on

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Members of Parliament representing various constituencies on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress are calling for Parliament to be closed for two weeks

Their call comes after two MPs tested positive for the new coronavirus as well as 13 of the parliamentary staff.

The MP for Adaklu, Kwame Agbodza believes the abrupt break would not affect government business as “no urgent business is going on.

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Agbodza said unless the government has something urgent by close of day Wednesday, it would be a good idea to ask everybody to self-isolate for two weeks.

MP for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak also stated that if no urgent business was going on in the House, it would be important to break for MPs to self-isolate.

He said this was needed “looking at the close proximity of the chamber in which we work.”

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Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for the North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has expressed total disappointment in how the COVID-19 testing of MPs and Staff of the House of Parliament has been managed.

Okudzeto Ablakwa said there should be nothing to hide with regards to the coronavirus disease since it is not a death sentence.

In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, he asked that the "leadership by example" principle should be adopted in order to avoid stigmatisation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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