Panic in Parliament as 100 MPs, staff test positive for Covid-19

Parliament has said that of the over 100 people of the 3,000 people tested for COVID-19 to attend the different Parliamentary events tested positive of the coronavirus.

This follows comments on social media that indicated that Parliament was to close down after 100 Members of Parliament tested positive for COVID-19.

However, the Parliaments Director Communications and Public Affairs Chris Obore Ariko has clarified the matter saying that a larger category of people were tested for COVID-19, and the positive results are not only that of MPs, but members of staff, security and protocol officers among others.

He says that in compliance with the President’s directives, Parliament has scaled down on the number of staff and journalists at parliament to 20 percent. The numbers of journalists have also been drastically reduced, while visitors are highly discouraged.

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