A press release issued by the House of Representatives states that the House of Representatives closely follows the current situation that the country is going through, and the preventive measures taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
* The statement emphasized that Prof. Dr. Ali Abdel-Aal, the Speaker of the Parliament, as well as the Parliament’s Bureau are carefully and continuously following-up the situation, and the measures taken by the government in this regard. The speaker of the Parliament is in constant communication with all relevant authorities to assure rapid mechanisms to limit the spread of the virus, and to take the necessary measures to eliminate it.
* The statement added that the Speaker of the Parliament directed the chairs of the specialized committees, each in its field and in light of the importance of avoiding meetings as much as possible pursuant to the guidelines and precautionary measures applied to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus by taking into account the following:
Following up the situation and studying the complaints referred to the chairs of the specialized committees by the representatives, the citizens, as well as the relevant proposals, and the proposed measures for helping the most affected categories in relation to the applying of the preventive measures, especially the temporary workers.
Presenting weekly periodic reports by the chairs of the committees to the Speaker of the Parliament on the issues referred to them in this regard, and what are the finalized proposed recommendations.
The chairs of the committees, within the competence of their committees, should communicate directly with the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, the concerned minister, and other members of the government on a regular basis , and whenever necessary, to implement these recommendations and appropriate measures to be followed in this regard to eliminate the spread of the virus. The speaker as well assured that he coordinated with the Cabinet to facilitate this communication.