Bhubaneswar: The process for COVID-19 test of Odisha MLAs ahead of the winter session of the Legislative Assembly commenced today. The PSOs and drivers of the legislators, and assembly employees will also undergo the test.
The RT-PCR tests will be conducted once before the beginning of the session and one more time after the conclusion of the session. The swab samples will be collected by a team of doctors from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm on November 17 and 18, and from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm on November 19.
A team of doctors will be present at the assembly during the session and carry out antigen test of anyone developing COVID-19 symptoms.
Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro had informed that the assembly will be sanitised everyday during the winter session. The House will run on Saturdays and Sundays while option for the MLAs to participate through video conferencing is available, he said.
The winter session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly is scheduled to commence from November 20 and conclude on December 31.