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Parliament in Lockdown as COVID-19 Bites

posted onJune 22, 2021

Parliament has closed its premises to Members of Parliament for at least two as COVID-19 continues to bite.

In a memo issued by the Henry Waiswa, on behalf of the Clerk to Parliament, Parliament will be closed to MPs with effect from Monday June 28 to Sunday 11th July, in order to disinfect the Parliamentary building.

"As a mitigating measure in the prevention of COVID-19 infections, the administration of Parliament in consultation with the Office of the Speaker is closing Parliament to Hon. Members of Parliament for a period of two weeks in order to disinfect the Parliamentary building," the memo reads.

On Monday, Parliament scaled down staff to 10% physical presence at the work place and emphasized COVID-19 vaccination.

Chris Obore, the director, Communication and Public Affairs at Parliament, encouraged every institution to take the fight against COVID-19 seriously. 

" Parliament takes Covid-19 measures seriously. Let’s all galvanize national efforts to defeat this new wave of the pandemic. It must be confronted head-on. Our resolve as a nation will save lives," Obore said.

Recently, over 100 people including MPs and Parliament staff tested positive for COVID-19 following several national events. 

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