The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has Wednesday afternoon announced that Parliament will conduct a screening for Coronavirus Disease -COVID-19 on all legislators and members of staff.
Kadaga said that the MPs will be organized in clusters by the Clerk to Parliament.
The screening exercise will start tomorrow Thursday, July 15.
The decision followed an engagement between Health Committee of Parliament and officials from the Ministry of Health officials who guided that MPs needed to be tested based on their engagements which have put them into contact with different people since the outbreak of the pandemic.
This comes a few weeks after ministers were equally subjected to the same test. It is also reported that one Member of Parliament tested positive for the disease.
The acting Director Corporate and Public Affairs (CPA) Hellen Kawesa, however said they have not received any official communication in relation to the matter.
Meanwhile, MPs wanted their family members tested during the same drive but Speaker Kadaga insisted that the arrangement is to deal with legislators and not their families.