The monsoon session of parliament is scheduled to begin on Monday and all the members planning to attend the session have been directed to get tested for the covid infection.
As many as five Lok Sabha MPs have tested positive for the highly contagious coronavirus ahead of the commencement of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament, media reports said on Sunday.
As reported by India Today and Zee news, the five Lok Sabha MPs have been isolated and further tests still underway. Though, the identities of these members of parliament have not been revealed yet.
However, BJP MP from West Bengal’s Balurghat seat, Sukanta Majumdar took to Twitter to inform that he’s tested positive for the virus.
“Have tested COVID-19 positive today. I am doing well and taking doctor’s advice. Requesting all those who have come in close contact with me in the last few days to monitor their health and get tested in case of any symptoms,” Majumdar said in his tweet.
I have tested #Covid19 positive today. I am doing well & taking doctors advice.
— Dr. Sukanta Majumdar (@DrSukantaMajum1) September 13, 2020
Majumdar, as per the report by news agency PTI, was in Delhi where he went through a test for COVID-19 and was found to be positive for the dreadful infection.
The monsoon session of parliament is scheduled to begin on Monday and all the members planning to attend the session have been directed to get tested for the covid infection. The members have been asked to get themselves tested 72 hours before the commencement of the Monsoon Session at any hospital or laboratory authorised by the government or at Parliament House Complex.