Saturday 31 October 2020

24 MPs test positive for COVID on first day of parliament’s monsoon session

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Twenty four members of the Lok Sabha tested positive for the coronavirus disease on the first day of Parliament’s monsoon session on 14 September. Meenakshi Lekhi, Anant Kumar Hegde and Parvesh Sahib Singh were among the 24 who have contracted the viral disease, sources said. On the first day of the delayed session, nearly 200 members were present in the Lok Sabha chamber and a little over 30 were seated in the visitors’ gallery located above the main chamber. Plastic shields were installed in front of the members’ benches in order to ensure distance.

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