NEW DELHI: At least 17 members of Parliament have tested positive for coronavirus in the mandatory tests carried out before the monsoon session started on Monday.
MPs Meenakashi Lekhi, Anantkumar Hegde and Parvesh Sahib Singh are among those infected.
The members were tested in the Parliament on September 13 and 14, according to reports.
One of the infected MPs, the BJP’s Sukanta Majumdar, tweeted his positive status yesterday.
“Requesting all those who have come in close contact with me in the last few days to monitor their health and get tested in case of any symptoms,” his tweet read.
I have tested #Covid19 positive today. I am doing well & taking doctors advice. Requesting all those who have come in close contact with me in the last few days to monitor their health and get tested in case of any symptoms.@JoshiPralhad @arjunrammeghwal @VMBJP @DilipGhoshBJP— Dr. Sukanta Majumdar (@DrSukantaMajum1) September 13, 2020
Around 200 of the 785 MPs are above the age of 65 years and are among the population vulnerable to coronavirus.