Parliament of Zimbabwe has suspended its business because some Members of Parliament (MPs) who were part of a team that had been on a field visit across the country tested positive to COVID-19.
The driver of the bus and a journalist were also confirmed positive.
“It is with a heavy heart that Parliament announces the suspension of its business due to exposure of some MPs to COVID-19,” Parliament of Zimbabwe said in a statement on Monday.
“As at this morning, only two MPS had been confirmed positive. A driver from one of our service providers and a journalist who were part of the team also tested positive. Everyone who was part of that team is now in self quarantine in line with the Ministry of Health and Child Care guidelines.
“This measure has been taken to safeguard the health of the MPS, staff and the public who interact with the institution. Parliament of Zimbabwe will continue to monitor the situation and members of the public will be duly advised of the date of resumption of the business of Parliament.”