COVID-19: GHANA PARLIAMENT SHUTS DOWN AFTER CONFIRMING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Ghanaian authorities have shut down its parliament for three weeks after 17 members of parliament and 151 supporting staff has tested positive to coronavirus. 

Alban Bagbin, the speaker of the house who announced the closure, said the legislature would be in recess until March 2 to make way for “disinfection and sanitization of the premises”.

Bagbin said, he has discussed with leadership and had decided that sitting will be adjourned for 3weeks.

He added that the parliament appointments committee will continue to meet to consider the ministerial nominees of President Nana Akufo-Addo who was re-elected in December.

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