ALL workers in Parliament have undergone testing for the Coronavirus (Covid-19), with 24 of the 300 staff members testing positive, says Speaker Job Pomat.
He said political appointees and visitors entering the parliament premises would also be asked by the security guards to take the test, if they had not already done so.
Pomat said they started conducting the Covid-19 tests for all parliamentary staff and political appointees two weeks ago. Of the 24 who tested positive, 18 were parliamentary service staff and six political appointees.
They did not have any symptoms of the Covid-19. The 24 have been advised to stay at home. Pomat said visitors to parliament and staff of the MPs would be asked about their testing status, and result of the test, so that the situation can be properly managed.
The National / PNG Health Watch
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