15 MPs, 56 staff test positive for coronavirus so far

Fifteen members of Parliament have tested positive for the deadly covid-19 so far since mass testing began last week.


Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin
Alban Bagbin, Speaker of Parliament


Fifteen members of Parliament have tested positive for the deadly covid-19 so far since mass testing began last week.

Also, 56 parliamentary staff have contracted the virus.

The revelation comes after the speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin directed all MPs and staff to mandatorily test for the virus.

Following hesitation from some MPs, some of them had their test done on the premises whiles others did them at private health facilities.

Out of 227 MPs who submitted themselves to be tested by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, 15 came out positive.

Likewise, out of the 193 staff that submitted themselves for the test, 56 tested positive.

Positive cases have subsequently been directed to self-isolate and have been prescribed medication to aid in their recovery.

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