Tinashe Sambiri| Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda has gone into isolation after 50% of parliamentary staff tested positive for COVID-19.
The Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda has also gone into isolation.
“50% of the parliamentary staff tested Covid-19 positive.
There was panic in the National Assembly Wednesday with proceedings delayed for more than half an hour as MPs argued over whether to adjourn business or continue sitting despite Covid-19 soaring cases.
The debate followed reports that half of the Parliament’s staff had tested Covid-19 positive while Mudenda and Chokuda were in isolation after coming in contact with staff members who later tested positive,” an online publication reported at the weekend.