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General News of Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Source: kasapafmonline.com

Coronavirus: Speaker orders mandatory testing after alleged positive cases within legislature

Reports indicate 2 MPs and some  parliamentary service staff have tested positive for COVID-19 Reports indicate 2 MPs and some parliamentary service staff have tested positive for COVID-19

Speaker of Parliament Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has ordered for every worker, members of Parliament and members of the press corps to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 testing.

The move follows suspicion of some MPs and parliamentary service staff testing positive for the virus following a voluntary testing exercise undertaken last week.

Speaking in parliament today, the speaker ordered for all MPs, Staff of the parliamentary service and the media who failed to undergo the exercise to avail themselves on Thursday and Friday to get tested.

Failure to do so, according to Prof. Oquaye will attract sanctions.

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