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COVID-19: Two MPs directed to self quarantine

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Two Members of Parliament and some staff have been directed to self-quarantine after they returned from a recent trip.

Member of Parliament for Binduri Dr Robert Kuganab-Lem and that of Ayawaso East Nasser Toure and some other workers of Parliament recently returned from trips outside.

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, disclosed that the move is to protect the House from the deadly Covid-19.

Ghana has recorded 11 cases of the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has now infected more than 200,000 people around the globe after doubling in less than two weeks.

Between the start of the outbreak in December and March 7, there were 100,000 confirmed cases recorded.

But another 100,000 people have been infected in just 11 days since then, largely due to a surge in cases in Europe.

China, Italy, Iran, Spain and Germany have suffered the highest number of infections.

The current death toll suggests 4 per cent of patients who catch the virus die from it.

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But experts say the death rate is probably lower than that because the true number of infections is much higher is far greater because some countries, including the UK, are only testing people hospitalised by the illness.

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