Some 15 MPs and 56 staff have tested positive for COVID-19. MPs and staff have been advised to self-isolate for treatment. Parliament will sit only twice a week from February 8, 2021.
48 MPs, however, are still yet to undertake the test. The Speaker urged other members who tested in private institutions to submit their results. He also urged those who are yet to test to do so and urged those yet to undergo the test so as to not miss out on the benefits of doing so.
Noguchi institute has generously accepted to do a mop-up on Friday, February 5th for MPs who haven’t taken the opportunity to do the test so far. The results of the test will be released on February 6th.