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COVID-19 Test: Speaker threatens to apply sanctions

Speaker of Parliament Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye on Tuesday 26th May 2020 told the Housing that testing for COVID-19 is mandatory in the House and warned of applying sanctions against whoever fails to take the test.  

According to the Speaker, lawmakers, staff, Journalists and visitors to the House should not wait till it gets to that point as sanctions would be applied. 

Professor Oquaye noted that the team which started the testing last week had been recalled back and those who have not tested should take advantage of the window of opportunity offered.

“Please the decision is that in our collective interest it is mandatory, please do not wait till sanctions are applied we need to observe all the protocols, in the light of results absolute confidentiality and professional way of handling all cases negative and positive is assured let us be advise accordingly”. just after the directives by the Speaker went to the foyer and saw some MPs, Journalists and staff members rushing to get their test done.    

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