PARLIAMENT of Zimbabwe has suspended business amid indications that two legislators have tested positive to covid-19.
Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda said the suspension of most of its business due to exposure of some Members of Parliament to Covid-19.
“As at this morning, only two Members of Parliament had been confirmed positive. A driver from one of our service providers and a journalist who were part of the team also tested positive.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the affected and their families. The members were part of a team that had been on field visits around the country.
Everyone who was part of that team is now in self-quarantine in line with the Ministry of Health and Child Care guidelines.
“This measure has been taken to safeguard the health of Members of Parliament, staff and the public who interact with the institution.
Consequently, tomorrow’s sitting for national assembly will be done with very limited numbers for the sole purpose of adjourning to a future date,” he said.
The move will allow for deep cleaning and disinfection of the Parliament building and contact tracing and testing of those who came into contact with the affected Members of Parliament.