Odisha MLAs, Assembly workers to bear COVID-19 assessments forward of monsoon session

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Bhubaneswar: Around 900 folks together with MLAs and staffers can be examined for the novel coronavirus forward of the monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly.

While speaking to ANI, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Choudhary on Friday stated that the “sanitization program will be launched” because the monsoon session of the Odisha meeting is scheduled to be held from September 29 and proceed until October 7. 

“We have got the list of around 900 numbers including MLAs and other officials who are supposed to attend the session from Odisha Assembly Secretary. Around 900 people including MLAs of the state Assembly will be tested for coronavirus, during the next three days starting from tomorrow,” stated Choudhary.

“First-day testing will be in two-shifts, and for the next two days, testing will be done in the first half only. This process will be conducted in adherence to the COVID-19 health protocol, if somebody tests positive, they can go for home isolation. Those who test positive and show critical symptoms will have to shift to COVID-19 hospital,” he added.

Odisha Assembly speaker Surya Narayan Patro on Friday chaired an all-party assembly on Friday to debate the problems associated to the forthcoming session amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Over 20 MLAs and 4 ministers had examined optimistic for coronavirus within the state earlier. The MLAs, journalists, safety guards, and Assembly workers might want to bear the COVID-19 check and solely these discovered unfavourable can be allowed to go contained in the Assembly premises.

The Opposition desires reconsideration of the choice to not have the query hour. The session can be held on weekends as nicely.