Members of Parliament (MPs) will undergo mandatory COVID-19 tests again after returning from their constituencies following the 7 December elections, Majority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has announced.
Making the announcement in Parliament on Friday 18 December, the Majority leader said the test has become necessary due to the exposure of the lawmakers to their constituents before, during and after the polls.
This is the second time the legislature has directed lawmakers to undergo a mandatory coronavirus test in less than seven months.
In May this year, two MPs and 13 staff allegedly tested positive for the viral disease leading to a mandatory test for all legislators and staff of Parliament.
Meanwhile, Ghana has recorded 62 new COVID-19 cases with the death toll rising to 331 with active cases now at 956.
So far Ghana has recorded 53,553 confirmed cases with 52,226 recoveries since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in March this year.
Listen to Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.