Reports reaching this publication indicate that a Member of Parliament has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
According to a statement from the August House, the legislature has been admitted at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QENCH) and all his relation have been quarantined.
Parliament has however asked all members of the house to voluntarily go for testing.
â€śFollowing this development, Parliament is urging all Honourable Members, Staff and their close family relations to go for voluntary testing,â€ť reads the statement.
The statement added that chairperson for the Presidential Task Force Dr. John Phuka has been engaged to look at the measures of addressing the situation.
â€śThe Business Committee of the House has since held a meeting with Dr. John Phuka, Co-Chairperson of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 to look at measures of addressing the situation,â€ť
Parliament further wishes to remind Members of Parliament, and Staff to adhere to the Ministry of Health COVID-19 preventive measures and the measures that the Parliament of Malawi has put in place to curb the further spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
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