Sudden Rise In Parliament’s COVID-19 Cases Compels Bagbin To Shut-down Chamber
Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has called for a shut-down of Parliament for three weeks.
The shut-down begins on Wednesday, 10 February and ends on Tuesday, 2 March 2021.
This is because of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the parliament house.
At the moment, 17 MPs have tested positive for the virus, whilst the number of infections among staff of the house has risen from 71 to 151.
The Speaker of Parliament announced the shutdown on Tuesday, 9 February 2021 and said he consulted the leadership of the house before taking this decision.
Mr. Alban also indicated the Appointments Committee of Parliament will start with the consideration and public vetting of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s nominees for ministerial appointments.
He asked all the MPs and staff of the house to resubmit themselves to Parliament’s Medical Center for re-testing a day after two weeks from tomorrow, 10th February 2021.