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Ministry of Health responds to COVID-19 positive MPs

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The Ministry of Health has on Wednesday addressed the coronavirus positive MPs story making round in the media.

Addressing the country from Afya House, CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi first admitted to have seen the publications.

She responds by saying they have not received any reports in regard to the cases.

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The story came up following revelation received by several media houses in regard to 17 legislators who tested positive following voluntary testing exercise conducted at the Houses.

Dr. Mercy emphasized on the level of confidentiality they must adhere to as a ministry especially of those who have tested positive.

She called on laboratories used to test the samples to adhere to the same code of conduct.

At the moment, all sittings from both Houses are reported to have been called off following the pandemic.

Speaker Kenneth Lusaka elaborated how hard it is to know who have tested positive unless they the legislators revealed their results.


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