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The Emergency Powers (Covid-19) Regulations declared a national lockdown

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The Emergency Powers (Covid-19) Regulations declared a national lockdown from 2nd April to 30th April 2020. According to the Regulations, during the lockdown every person shall remain confined to their home unless among other things, to attend an urgent meeting of the National Assembly.

His Excellency summoned a meeting of the National Assembly on April 8, 2020 and at the end of the meeting it was discovered that those who attended the meeting were exposed to a nurse on duty who has tested positive to Covid-19.

The Director duly took His Excellency, Members of Parliament, Senior Government Officials and members of staff through procedure to self isolate so as to minimize risk etc. To that end all those in attendance filled the required forms for contact tracing.

It has since come to my attention that some Members of Parliament have breached their quarantine rules by going to supermarkets thus spreading the risk.

This is regrettable and the public is informed that the MPs have been removed from home quarantine and will be quarantined under government supervised quarantine.

His Excellency the President, Members of Parliament, Senior Government Officials and members of the media who attended are urged to follow home quarantine rules and not risk the spread of the disease to members of their families and the public at large.

Thank you.

Dr Malaki Tshipayagae

Director of Health Services
Ministry of Health and Wellness

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