The Majority leader of Parliament is appealing to the Members of Parliament and parliamentary staffs who contracted the coronavirus to stay at home to protect others.
“We want to appeal to honourable members, to staff and to journalists who have been contacted behind the curtain to stay at home” the Osei Kyei Mensa-Bonsu said.
The Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Mike Oquaye also added that, “if a person want to endanger his or her life, you have no right as a human rights issue to extend it to others”.
Starfmomline reported that, two MPs and 13 members of parliament tested positive for coronavirus. This was later refuted by a statement released by parliament which claimed the report was false and also demanded that the story down.
“parliament would therefore like to urge starfmonline to pull down the said report and update its audience with the relevant information to the effect that the results from the test are unknown to parliament” the release added.
This same report was later countered by the minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak Mohammed who expressed surprise at the report released by the Director of Public Affairs, Kate Addo. According to him, the earlier report by starfmonline was true.
He further stated that, “when you go and lie to the people who pay us, you are endangering the lives of the staff, the parliamentarians and the general public”.
Today, we are back to the same topic and the same parliament that denied the report is out there getting scared for their own lives.