Seventeen members of the Lok Sabha have examined optimistic for coronavirus within the necessary exams carried out earlier than the monsoon session of parliament began this morning. Among the many contaminated MPs, the BJP has a most quantity — 12. The YSR Congress has two MPs, the Shiv Sena, DMK and RLP one every.
The Lok Sabha members had been examined on the Parliament Home on September 13 and 14, sources mentioned.
One of many contaminated MPs, the BJP’s Sukanta Majumdar, tweeted his optimistic standing yesterday.
“Requesting all those that have are available shut contact with me in the previous few days to observe their well being and get examined in case of any signs,” his tweet learn.
Round 200 of the 785 MPs are above the age of 65 years and are among the many inhabitants susceptible to coronavirus.
Earlier, not less than seven Union ministers and round 25 MPs and MLAs had contracted the illness. Amongst them was Union dwelling minister Amit Shah, who underwent a radical medical check-up earlier than the parliament session began.
An MP and several other MLAS have died from the extremely infectious illness.
The parliament session is being held amid large security measures that embody staggered seating of the MPs in chambers of each Homes to keep up bodily distancing. A cell app has been launched to register their attendance and seats in the home have been separated with poly-carbon sheets.
Forward of the session, all members had been requested to get themselves examined for COVID-19.