COVID-19:Parliament business suspended for two weeks

BY: Eyalama In Corona, News On

Parliament of Uganda has halted  business for two weeks following a COVID-19 outbreak among lawmakers and staffers.

Members of Parliament have been advised to keep away from the precincts of Parliament for two weeks effective Monday, June 28 2021.

In a notice released by Clerk to Parliament Waiswa Herny Yoweri, he said the decision to suspend activities was made after speaking with parliament’s leadership.

According to our sources, about 200 legislators and staff members have contracted the coronavirus. Parliament has urged other lawmakers and parliament staffers to get tested for COVID-19.

Uganda

Confirmed
93,927
+252
Deaths
2,690
+29
Recovered
83,115
Active
8,122
Last updated: July 31, 2021 - 10:29 pm (+00:00)

Yoweri said parliament’s different committees will continue meeting with a few staff present.

Meanwhile, parliament will use the two weeks ‘holiday’ to disinfect the premises.

Kenya

Confirmed
203,213
+1,259
Deaths
3,931
+5
Recovered
188,936
Active
10,346
Last updated: July 31, 2021 - 10:29 pm (+00:00)

Uganda has 73,401 cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19 as722 new cases were reported yesterday. 34 deaths were reported taking the total deaths to 714 while recoveries are now at 50,085.

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Rwanda

Confirmed
70,698
+860
Deaths
808
+10
Recovered
44,837
Active
25,053
Last updated: July 31, 2021 - 10:29 pm (+00:00)
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