First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 cautioned MPs who had both tested positive and were yet to take their tests to stay away from Parliament.
He said this was a directive from the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.
“Mr Speaker wishes me to draw the attention of the members of the house that some MPs who have, in fact, tested positive, to the COVID, are still coming to the chamber”, he said.
“Mr Speaker wishes me to inform that if those members do not withdraw and isolate, he’ll be forced to publish their names of members who have tested positive in order to warn the rest of us,” he cautioned
“Please, let’s take this protocol seriously and let all members who have been informed of their test results that they have tested positive withdraw from the precincts of Parliament, not just the chamber; stay home and self-isolate, go through the protocols and recover before they return to the house”. He added.