I never said any MP has contracted coronavirus – Majority Leader

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Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has denied saying that some Parliamentarians, staff and Journalists in Parliament have tested positive for COVID-19.

News broke a few days ago that some people who have tested positive for the virus were still attending proceedings in the House and attending to parliamentary business.

The MP for Suame constituency is reported to have indicated that the infected persons included some journalists, MPs, staff.

However, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said he never made those remarks.

“I never said any MP has been infected . . . I didn’t mention MPs or staff or journalists but just urged that those who are not picking calls of the doctors should corporate with the team,” he debunked.

Minority claim

The Suame MP reiterated that claims that some MPs have been infected were not true.

“It’s true that some MPs have been infected as they (minority) claim,” Moreover, “it is the health history of someone so it cannot be put out without the person’s permission”.

He has also disagreed with the call for parliament to shut down.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s Health Minister and Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central, Kwaku Agyeman Manu have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to reports, the 64-year-old Minister who was admitted at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) is in a stable condition.

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