The Ghana Parliament has rejected the allegation that some legislators have tested positive for COVID-19.
A statement signed by Kate Addo, Parliament’s Director of Public Affairs, said: “Parliament wants to emphasize that the test results are not yet known and the Starrfmonline report is therefore incorrect.”
Speaker of Parliament Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye ordered direct mass testing of all MPs and staff workers at the Parliament.
The directives follow the security concerns of the country’s legislators.
690 samples were collected by Parliamentary health officials according to the directions.
Although Parliament’s medical services directorate said the results would not be released, the online media portal starrfm.com.gh reported on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, that two MPs and 13 MPs tested positive for the coronavirus.
Parliament rejected the report and asked starrfm.com.gh to redraw the report and apologize to the public.
“This is why Parliament wants Starrfmonline to withdraw this report and update its audience with relevant information so that test results are not known to Parliament,” Parliament said in a statement.