Advertisement
Monday, Jan 24, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

All MPs To Undergo RT-PCR Tests For Covid-19 Before Budget Session: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

The Budget session will commence from January 29

All MPs To Undergo RT-PCR Tests For Covid-19 Before Budget Session: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla
Om Birla | PTI
All MPs To Undergo RT-PCR Tests For Covid-19 Before Budget Session: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla
outlookindia.com
2021-01-20T09:39:39+05:30

All MPs will have to undergo a Covid-19 test before the Budget session commences, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Tuesday.

Birla on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting of top government officials for holding the Budget session amid the pandemic. Covid-19 tests will be held at the parliament premises from January 27 and all arrangements will be made for legislators to follow social distance norms, Birla said.

This comes at a time when four Kerala MLAs tested positive for the virus after attending the current Assembly session. Read more

Addressing a press conference about the start of the parliament session, Om Birla said all necessary coronavirus related protocols, including maintaining social distancing and sanitisation, will be followed during the Budget session which will commence from January 29.

Interacting with reporters after a meeting, the Lok Sabha speaker said, "All MPs will be requested to undergo RT-PCR test to detect Covid-19 before the start of the Budget session. Arrangements for the test will also be made in parliament premises for two days starting from January 27, he said.

Arrangements were also being made so that Covid-19 tests can be conducted near the residences of the parliamentarians, Birla added.

The Lok Sabha speaker said the House will sit in two shifts, morning and evening. The Rajya Sabha will sit in morning from 9 am to 1 pm and the Lok Sabha from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Budget session of parliament will be held in two parts, January 29 to February 15 and then from March 8 to April 8.

(With PTI inputs)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement