30 MPs, 50 Parliament staff test positive

New Delhi: Around 30 MPs and over 50 employees of Parliament have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 so far.

Many of them tested positive after undergoing compulsory coronavirus tests at the Parliament premises before the start of the monsoon session, while several of them had undergone tests in their respective constituencies.

Indian Council of Medical Research tweeted, “ICMR is honoured to have carried out testing of 2500+ samples of Hon’ble Members of Parliament and other officials on war footing over the weekend in service of the nation.”

MP Meenakshi Lekhi tweeted, “After the routine Parliament test for COVID & genome test it’s confirmed that I have tested positive for the virus. I am currently in good health & spirits. I request everyone who has been recently in contact with me to get tested. Together We will fight & defeat Corona.”

RLP MP Hanuman Beniwal, who also tested positive, tweeted, “I underwent a COVID-19 test in parliament premises and was declared positive. Then I was tested at a hospital in Jaipur and the report said I am negative. Which report should be considered accurate.”


NT Bureau