Parliament closed its doors on Thursday as part of its efforts to limit the further spread of Covid-19 in South Africa.
Thandi Modise and Masondo called on all MPs, staff and visitors to Parliament to take all necessary personal precautions against the virus.
According to them, Parliament has also introduced several preventative measures such as the provision of hand cleaners and the preliminary testing of MPs, staff and visitors’ fever levels by a medical support team.
Parliament would initially go into recess from Friday to April 14 for the Easter holidays, but it is now unknown when it will reopen.
Ramaphosa, as part of his intervention, said, among other things, that Parliament and other state institutions should tighten their hygiene controls. He also said meetings of more than 100 people should be banned.
Ramaphosa will meet with leaders of all political parties on Wednesday morning to discuss these developments.
DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone said on Tuesday that the DA would drastically cut its number of MPs after Wednesday’s UN session to comply.