Lok Sabha issues advisory to MPs, visitors as Coronavirus cases rise to 31

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New Delhi: The Lok Sabha or the lower wing of the Indian Parliament on Friday issued a health advisory for its members due to the steady rise of a number of coronavirus cases detected in the national capital.

The guidelines and the restrictions instructed to MPs and the visitors linked to them comes amidst several advisories issued by the Ministry of Health for the general populace and those travelling to India from abroad.

The MPs have been advised to ensure compliance with hygiene measures, avoid large-scale gatherings within the Parliament premises and states that the mobility of visitors needs to be “severely restricted”.

From March 11, the advisory will turn into effect, when the Parliament would be reconvening for the remainder of the Budget Session.

“One suspected COVID19 case has been confirmed as positive. The patient is from Delhi. He has a travel history to Thailand and Malaysia. He is stable and being monitored. The total number of confirmed cases in India now stands at 31,” a health ministry official said.

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