MPs move plenary sittings to hall for social distancing

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Cabinet sat on Monday and noted the status update on the confirmed Covid-19 case in the Country and additional measures to control the spread of Covid-19.

In observance of these measures, plenary sittings have been moved to the conference hall at Parliament, to observe a minimum of one metre between individuals.

The parliamentary chambers where plenary is usually held posed a danger as MPs end up crammed close to each other.

These among other measures were issued following a Parliamentary Commission meeting held on the 19th of March 2020 and the President’s speech.

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Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga also banned three members of Parliament (MPs), who recently travelled to the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), from accessing the House for the next 30 days.

The politicians are; Makindye Ssabagabo MP Emmanuel Ssempala Kigozi; Lwengo Woman MP Cissy Namujju and Nakifuma County MP Robert Kafeero Sekitoleko.

Kadaga said the MPs violated the Presidential guidelines that were issued last week, to control the spread of coronavirus.

Kadaga also suspended budget committee meetings and sent staff on leave.

The Ministry of Health last night asked all people who travelled to Dubai in the past two weeks, to report to them for help.

Uganda has so far registered nine cases of coronavirus Covid-19.

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