Odisha Assembly Winter Session: COVID-19 test to begin from Nov 28

Bhubaneswar: Upcoming winter session of Odisha Assembly will be held amid COVID-19 restrictions like previous session, informed Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro here today.

The seating arrangements of members of Odisha Legislative Assembly will be made as per the COVID safety norms in the House, Speaker Gallery and Public Gallery. The legislators unable to be present in the House physically, can attend the session via video conference at Lok Seva Bhawan.

In order to prevent spread of COVID-19, all the MLAs, their PSOs and drivers as well as Assembly employees will undergo COVID-19 and antibody tests on November 28, 29 and 30 ahead of the session starts from December 1.

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“In this regard, the discussion has been held with Health Secretary and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials. The House will be sanitised everyday before commencement. The business hours of the session will be decided at All Party Meeting scheduled on November 29,” Patro said.


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