"Parliament's COVID 19 Results Not Yet Known" - Kate Addo Clarifies
Director of Public Affairs, Parliament of Ghana, Kate Addo has clarified that the results of COVID-19 tests done on Parliamentarians are yet to be known.
According to Madam Addo, the public should debunk any false reportage making waves in the Ghanaian media adding that the results will not be disclosed.
In a statement signed by Director of Public Affairs of Parliament of Ghana and sighted by Thinknewsonline.com, Madam Kate Addo said "The attention of Parliament has been drawn to reports by Starrfmonline that two Members and thirteen Staff of Parliament have tested positive for COVID 19 after the mandatory testing exercise undertaken by Parliament last week"
She further explained that parliament would like to state categorically that the results of the tests are not yet known adding that the report by Starrfmonline is not true.
The Director of Public Affairs also noted that Parliament would therefore like to urge Starrfmonline to withdraw the said report and update its audience with the relevant information to the effect that the results from the tests are unknown to house.
"The confidentiality protocol is that, those who test positive will be called directly by the testing team. Officially Parliament is unaware of any such call and therefore there hasn't been any official figures giving by the National COVID-19 response team" she stressed.
The Parliament of Ghana says it is assuring the public that it remains committed to ensuring the safety and avoidance of possible spread of the disease in the chamber.
She encouraged the citizenry are to call or reach Parliament online with their enquiries and only attend upon the House if it becomes absolutely necessary.
Below is a copy of the release:
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith