The Speaker of Parliament Professor Mike Ocquaye has directed that all Member of Parliament and staff of the House will be tested for COVID-19.
The Speaker made this known when the House resumed sitting today May 19, 2020.
This he says will form part of measures to ensure no Member carries the virus along which could lead to a spread in the House.
“Now that we have resumed, we are all aware of several public education on the safety measures to control COVID-19, it will not be good if us workers here going to educate the public and then we have the virus, that will be unfortunate. I have directed the medical authorities to conduct COVID-19 test on all honourable members and staff. I will also use this opportunity to praise all frontline staff of the Ghana Health Service”.
Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 5,918 after 183 new cases were confirmed.
This is according to the Ghana Health Service’s latest update on Tuesday morning [May 19, 2020.]
Two new deaths have also been confirmed, increasing the toll to 31.
The number of persons who have recovered from the virus in Ghana, however, remains at 1,754.
The new cases were recorded in six regions, with the most being in the Greater Accra region.
Greater Accra Region – 108
Ashanti Region – 63
Volta Region – 7
Central Region – 2
Oti Region – 2
Eastern Region – 1
The Accra Metropolitan and the Korle Klottey areas in the Greater Accra regions are top contributors to the new cases in the region while in the Ashanti Region, Obuasi and Kumasi Metro are leaders contributing to the 63 new cases.
According to the Ghana Health Service’s latest update, a total of 180,567 tests have so far been conducted.