Parliament resumes for business after three-week shutdown over upsurge of Covid-19 cases. 17 MPs, 151 Staff and ancillary workers were infected with the virus. The House adjourned the House until March 2, 2021, while the premises were disinfected and sanitized. 12 MPs and Staff tested positive, representing 2 per cent, for the disease. Speaker sadly announced the death of Mr Robert Apodolla, a former Deputy Clerk of Parliament, during the break, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
The Speaker urged the House and Staff to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 safety protocols. Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin assured the nation that Parliament would adopt proactive measures that would ensure the safety of the House, and all who were required to engage with the House in furtherance of the development of the country. The House observed a minute’s silence in memory of the late Apodollo, who died on February 19, 2021.