Coronavirus: Speaker Order MPs To Wear Face Masks In Parliament
The Speaker of Parliament Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has directed all Members of Parliament (MPs) to wear face masks in Parliament.
This forms part of measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus as the country’s confirmed cases has increased to 16.
Prof. Oquaye himself was seen wearing a face mask in the House today, Friday, March 20, 2020.
MPs asked to self-quarantine
Some two Members of Parliament and five parliamentary service staff who travelled outside the country recently, have been ordered to be in self-quarantine for the mandatory 14-day period before returning to work.
The MPs involved are Binduri legislator, Dr. Robert Baba Kuganab-Lem and Ayawaso East lawmaker, Mahama Nasser Toure.
They recently returned to the country from Japan and India respectively.
Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu announced in Parliament on Thursday that the persons concerned are to observe the necessary protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in case they got infected when they travelled outside the country.