All MPs to be Tested for COVID-19 on Monday

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini
Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has directed that all Members of Parliament and staff of the National Assembly will be tested for Coronavirus on Monday, September 14, 2020.

Dr. Matibini says the move is aimed at preventing the spread of the Coronavirus Global Pandemic.

He has since urged all MPs and staff to take advantage of the exercise by the Ministry of Health.

He says results will be made available within 48 hours adding that the exercise will be conducted from 08 to 17 hours.

Dr. Matibini announced this today when Parliament resumed seating following an earlier adjourning sini die due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus Global Pandemic.


  1. It is always better to test for HIV before impregnanting her.
    But at Parliament is always do things opposite, they test for covid after singing for 3rd term Supreme leader of PF. There will be another 3 by-elections this December.
    Get well soon Inonge, RIP Rodgers.

  2. They are serving the nation and risking their lives during pandemic. So it is only right that the least they get is testing. The upnd will still complain and yet their mps will still go for the test. Complaining like pregnant hippos

  3. Is testing for Covid-19 not a Voluntary, Private and Confidential matter? Is the Speaker not violating the Rights of MPs? How different is a Covid-19 Test from an HIV Test in terms of Confidentiality? Can an MP who refuses to take this Test be barred from Parliament? How often will these Tests be done? Are they already rigging the 2/3 majority voting on Bill 10. More questions than answers.

  4. The Speaker is equally ignorant on covid-19 just because someone has tested negative doesn’t mean everything is all clear…whatcare you doing about social distancing and hygiene in the house?

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