Bhubaneswar: Around 900 people including MLAs, media persons and other staff would be tested for COVID-19 ahead of Monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly.
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Choudhary shared the update stating that the decision was taken to in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
An order from the Odisha Assembly added that a selected few media person will be allowed inside the building who will have to undergo the test. Accordingly, the testing will be conducted in Assembly premises from September 26 (today) till September 28 from 8.30 am onwards.
The fourth or monsoon session of the State Assembly is set to begin on September 29 and will continue till October 7.