March 2, 2021

The second test conducted by NoguchI Memorial Medical Institute in Parliament against the novel coronavirus has seen drastic reduction of positive cases from one hundred and fifty-six cases to twelve after three weeks suspension.

Majority of those who tested positive are staff of Parliament representing two percent compare to the nation rate of ten to twelve percent.

According to the Speaker Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, staff and Members of Parliament who had tested positive remain at twelve as at Tuesday, March 2, 2021 when the House reconvened.

And further told the House he had directed the clerk to let auxiliary staff to take their leave to help decongest their offices as the House witness weekly disinfection of the House.

He further urged MPs and staff yet to go for the second re-testing to do so.

Speaker Bagbin emphasised the importance of MPs and staff to go for assessment to know their status and importance of adhering to protocols by regularly washing their hands, sanitizing and maintaining social distance.

“I pledge in consultation with leadership of the House we would roll out vaccination of staff and members of this in the coming weeks, and hope MPs would be supportive in this regard”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/