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Parliament monsoon session likely to be cut short as Covid-19 cases among MPs increase

The parliament session that began this week is likely to be cut short after 30 MPs tested covid-19 positive, ...
Parliament monsoon session likely to be cut short as Covid-19 cases among MPs increase

The parliament session that began this week is likely to be cut short after 30 MPs tested covid-19 positive, two senior parliament officials said.

The number of increasing covid-19 cases among the MPs might led to cut short the duration of the session by a week, said two officials.

The Indian parliament met for the first time in six months on September 14 and it suppose to function until Oct 1.

"Since the commencement of the session the number of positive cases have gone up so the government is thinking of cutting short the session," said one of the two officials, who are involved in the functioning of parliament proceedings.

The government has also mandated daily tests for journalist entering parliament to cover the session from Saturday.

Piyush Soperna, joint director at the country's upper house's secretariat, said in an email response that he has no knowledge or information on the premature ending of parliament session next week.

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