COVID-19: Two MPs and Five Parliamentary staff to be quarantined

Two Parliamentarians, Dr Robert Kuganam-Leb and Nasser Mahama Toure, together with five other parliamentary staff are to go into quarantine after they return from overseas.

According to Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, the Deputy Ranking Member on the Health Committee and Ayawaso East MP, as well as the staff members, have been asked to remain in the house after they returned from epicenters of the Coronavirus.

“Mr Toure who is MP for Ayawaso East is coming tomorrow. He should stay out. He will be coming from India.” The Majority leader said.

“Staff members have also been advised to stay out including their spouses who went to Nigeria. The advice is that these people should stay outside for the time being,” Mr Mensah Bonsu added.

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Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu then asked for the details of the MPs and staff so public health officials will follow up and ensure they are well isolated are catered for.

“I may want to take their details and their contact numbers to pass it on to our workers who are doing this work. To trace them and let them calm down. And if they want meet them even at the airport, they will drive them to their homes and continue to monitor them for 14 days,” The health minister stated.

“But Mr Speaker, this shouldn’t go to only our colleagues who have travelled. All of us. Even if you have not travelled, and you have a course to believe that you have come into contact with someone who has been diagnosed, you don’t need anybody to ask you to go into self – quarantine. You should do that,” he added.

According to Mr. Agyemang Manu, he will follow up on the matter and make sure the necessary precautions are taken.

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