More than 300 employees of Parliament are corona positive, total 708 infected


New Delhi: Between January 9 and 12, more than 300 employees of Parliament have been found infected with Kovid-19. Sources gave this information. Earlier till January 9, more than 400 of them tested positive during the surprise test.

In the first week of this month, more than 400 staff members were found infected during random testing. On Tuesday, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla inspected the Parliament House Complex (PHC) to take stock of the health safety measures in the light of the recent rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

Birla visited the COVID-19 Testing Facility set up at Parliament House Annexe for Members of Parliament, officers and staff of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats and reviewed the preparedness there.

On Monday, the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha and the Speaker of the Lok Sabha directed the General Secretaries of both the Houses to suggest measures for the safe conduct of the upcoming budget session.

Sources said, both the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha and the Speaker of the Lok Sabha have directed the Secretaries-General to review the adequacy of the COVID Protocol carried out during the last winter session in the prevailing situation and submit a proposal in this regard at the earliest.