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Parliament suspended for 3 weeks over COVID-19

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has suspended sitting for three weeks as covid-19 cases have soared in the Chamber.

At least 17 MPs and 151 staff have tested positive for the disease, Kasapa FM’s Parliamentary correspondent, Ibrahim Alhassan, reports, hence the decision to suspend parliament.

Last week, the Speaker announced that some members of parliament who tested positive for covid-19 were still turning up for work endangering the lives of others.

The House has consequently warned such MPs will have their names published if the development persists.

Majority whip Muntaka Mubarak blamed the development on the failure of the health directorate to reveal the identity of the Covid-19 positive MPs to the leadership of both sides.

According to him, the move could enable leaders of both sides to ensure such members stay away from the precinct of parliament.

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