- Some MPs have been rumored to have contracted the coronavirus disease
- Despite being aware of their COVID-19 status, some of them still go to parliament like all is well
- The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu, sitting in for the Speaker, cautioned the affected MPs to stay away from parliament or risk being exposed
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Some Members of Parliament have been rumored to have contracted the coronavirus disease after being made to take the mandatory test.
The results of the test conducted indicate some MPs have contracted the deadly coronavirus disease otherwise known as COVID-19.
Despite being aware of their COVID-19 status, some of the members of parliament are going about their normal businesses like they had simple malaria.
In view of this, the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu, sitting in for the Speaker, cautioned the affected MPs to stay away from parliament.
According to him, they have no business on the floor of the house after getting infected.
He subsequently threatened to publish the names of the MPs involved if they do not stay away from the chamber.
Issuing the threat on the floor in the middle of sitting on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, Joseph Osei Owusu said the development puts all members and staff of Parliament at risk of contracting the virus.
“There are some MPs who have in fact tested positive for the virus and are still trooping to the chamber. Mr. Speaker wishes to inform that if those members do not withdraw and isolate, he will be forced to publish the names of members who have tested positive in order to warn the rest of us”, he cautioned.
He however urged his colleague MPs to act responsibly by not flouting the directive to protect the safety of all, and abide by the health protocols and recover fully before returning for normal business.
“Let’s take this protocol seriously, and let all members who have been informed of their positive test results withdraw not only from the chamber but the precincts of Parliament. Stay home and isolate, follow the protocols and recover before you return to the house”.
Still on COVID-19, reports indicate that the Head of Human Resource at Prudential Bank has died after contracting the deadly coronavirus.
Naa Adoley Ankrah reportedly passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 while receiving treatment at the Nyaho Clinic in Accra.
Unfortunately, her father also succumbed to the deadly virus on Monday, February 1, few hours before she lost her life.
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