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General News of Tuesday, 19 May 2020


Coronavirus: Speaker orders mandatory testing of MPs, Parliamentary staff

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, has directed that all Members of Parliament, including parliamentary staff, must go through a mandatory Coronavirus test.

He made the order today, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, when the House commenced sittings for the second meeting of this session.

According to the Speaker, the directive forms part of measures instituted by the Parliamentary Service Board to prevent an outbreak of the pandemic in the legislature.

Prof Oquaye, however, assured that all necessary steps will be taken to ensure the safety of MPs.

Ghana has recorded 183 new confirmed cases. While this new update raises the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 5,918, the number of recoveries remains unchanged from the previously recorded 1,754.

Meanwhile, the death toll has hit 31 as at May 19, 2020, according to the Ghana Health Service.

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