KAMPALA – Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has said all Members of Parliament will undergo screening for Covid-19 starting Thursday after one of the legislators tested positive of the virus.
“Sometime back, Parliament requested the Ministry of Health to organize for mass screening of MPs and staff for COVID-19. I am glad to note that the screening starts tomorrow at Parliament,” Ms Kadaga tweeted on Wednesday, 15 July 2020.
The female MP, who hails from western Uganda, is said to have contracted the virus after interacting closely with the family member who recently returned from abroad at one of the quarantine centres.
Parliament is yet to issue any statement on the matter.
Another Parliament staff who spoke on condition of anonymity, not to be seen as discussing the health status of her colleague said the MP interacted with others freely during a Tuesday sitting.
Parliament has been holding sessions even as the country went into lockdown in March over COVID-19.