After finding a staffer COVID-19 positive, MPs who attended Parliamentary meet now told to self-quarantine for 7 days
New Delhi: The lawmakers who attended a Parliamentary Committee meeting on July 10 have been now asked to go for a mandatory self-quarantine. This quarantine is to be followed for seven days.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar took to Twitter to inform that he is now undergoing a seven-day self-quarantine after attending the parliamentary meet. He also added that one staff member of the committee secretariat has tested positive for COVID-19.
He wrote, “Ok so i came to Delhi. Attended Parliamentary Commtee meeting on 10th. Turns out one staff of Cmttee secretariat has tested Covid +ve tdy. So im headed to 7days quarantine.”
Even Union minister of state Jitendra Singh on Tuesday took to Twitter to announce the same. The action came into effect after he received information that Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina who had accompanied them also tested COVID-19 positive. He wrote, “Have gone into Self-Quarantine with immediate effect from 4 PM today, after receiving the news about #Corona positive test of J&K BJP President Sh Ravinder Raina who had accompanied us from Srinagar to Bandipora on 12th July.”
As of now, India stands at the third place worldwide with 9,11,629 COVID-19 cases of which 5,73,953 people have recovered so far. The total death count stands at 23,788. On Tuesday, the ministry of health also said that 86% of the total cases of COVID-19 are concentrated on 10 states. Rajesh Bhushan, OSD in the Ministry of Health, said, “Two of these have 50% of these cases -- Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu -- and eight other states have 36% cases."