The Member of Parliament’s Health Committee, Muntaka Mubarak has suggested that new and more effective protocols be rolled out after a member of parliament tested positive for COVID-19.
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According to him, the intensification of the fresh measures will help protect the MPs from contracting the virus, and will also help the house know the number of MPs who have not yet taken their second jab and possibly have them retested.
“We are trying to find out how many more MPs who had not taken the second jab so if the number is large, then probably almost all those who did not take the second jab may have to go through a test but obviously I am not the Speaker but these are some of the suggestions I would carry to the Speaker. Probably we may have to get them to retest,” he said.
This comes after it was revealed over the weekend that a sitting Member of Parliament had tested positive for Covid-19 as well as some of his family members and are all being held in quarantine.
Muntaka Mubarak further urged his fellow parliamentarians and the general public to take the second wave of the deadly virus seriously.
“If a Member of Parliament who has even taken the first jab is currently quarantined, because of Covid over the weekend, it clearly tells you that we are not out of the woods yet. We need to continue observing the protocols,” he noted.