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Ghana close parliament for 3 weeks after 168 lawmakers, officials contract COVID-19

The parliamentary government of Ghana has shut down for three weeks over increased cases of COVID-19 among the lawmakers and some staff of the parliament.

Speaker of the house Alban Bagbin made this announcement to the legislature, saying there will be recess until the 2nd of March to allow ”disqualification and sanitization of the premises”.

It was reported that 17 members of the parliament and 151 supporting staff had been reported to have tested positive for coronavirus, which had already forced the lawmakers to restrict their assembly meetings.

“I have, in consultation with leadership, decided that sitting of the House be adjourned for three weeks,” the speaker announced.

Ghana is reported to have confirmed a total of 73,003 cases of COVID-19, with a total of 482 deaths and over 65,000 recoveries.

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, due to the upsurge of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country, has banned large gatherings, such as funerals, weddings, and parties.

The country’s land and borders have also been closed to human traffic since March 2020.

In the other news, the Federal Government Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 has ban 100 Nigerians from international travel for flaunting the Covid-19 rules.

The 100 Nigerian are restricted from making any international trip for the next six months, PTF on Coivd-19 reveals.

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