Kuwait's parliament has been suspended following the suspected coronavirus infection of a lawmaker. This has prompted home isolation for attendees of assembly session.
Kuwait , Kuwait
20 June 2020, 12:00 AM
30 June 2020, 12:00 AM
A Kuwaiti lawmaker suspected infection of the Covid-19 virus has prompted the suspension of the country’s parliamentary sessions for at least two weeks, Kuwaiti newspaper Al Qabas has reported.
Marzouq Al Ghanem, the parliament’s Speaker has said that a lawmaker, highly suspected of having contracted the new coronavirus, attended a session of the assembly held on Tuesday when the ministers of finance and education were grilled.
Meanwhile, the parliament’s general secretariat requested the participants in the Tuesday session to undergo 14-day home isolation and to avoid going outdoors unless for absolute necessity. The attendees were also asked to immediately report displaying any potential symptoms of the disease.
Reports went round that MP Hemdan Al Azami had contracted the virus. Later, the lawmaker denied the news, saying he tested negative for COVID-19.