Speaker of Parliament Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has ordered for every worker, members of Parliament and members of the press corps to undergo a mandatory Covid-19 testing.

The move follows suspicion of some MPs and parliamentary service staff testing positive for the virus following a voluntary testing exercise undertaken last week.

Speaking in parliament today,  the speaker ordered for all MPs, Staff of the parliamentary service and the media who failed to undergo the exercise to avail themselves on Thursday and Friday to get tested.

Failure to do so, according to Prof. Oquaye will attract sanctions.

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has shot up to 6,964 from 6,808 after 156 new cases were recorded on Monday.

Addressing a press briefing on Ghana’s fight against the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Aboagye disclosed that the new cases were identified in 5 out of the 16 regions in the country.

He revealed that 27 more people have recovered bringing the total of recoveries to 2,097. 15 people are still in a severe condition however they are not on ventilators as the death toll remains 32.