Minority Chief Whip Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka has discredited claims by the Director of Public Affairs of Parliament that the Covid-19 results of some legislators who tested for the virus is yet to be released.
According to the Asawase MP, the results are out and two members of parliament and 13 parliamentary staff have indeed tested for the virus.
He says that these persons have been isolated and contact tracing has commenced.
Mubarak Muntaka made these remarks in an interview on Accra based Joy Prime Wednesday morning [May 27, 2020].
On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, there were media reports stating that two MPs and 13 parliamentary staff had tested positive for the virus.
But Director of Public Affairs of Parliament, Kate Addo, described as false those media reports and claimed that personnel who were tested for the virus were yet to have their results released.
In a statement, Parliament asked starrfm.com.gh to retract and apologize for publishing such a story.
“Parliament would like to state categorically that the results of the tests are not yet known and so the report by Starrfmonline is not true,” part of the statement reads.
Responding to this, Mubarak Muntaka explained that:
“This is what happens; when they finished the testing, initially they were calling one on one and they had this discussion with us… that the numbers are huge so this is what we want to do: can you put on your platform that all those who do not receive calls from us but have tested on Wednesday and by Saturday have not to received a call from us should assume they are negative and we will only call those who are positive. So when they have tested Wednesday and Thursday and on Wednesday One MP and one staff tested positive and on Thursday one MP and 12 staff tested positive for COVID-19.”
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