Mandviwalla wants Senate, NA sessions postponed over virus concerns
Senate, NA sessions postponed for a day
Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla.–File photo
“The virus has reached the parliamentary galleries,” he said while expressing his concern at reports of parliamentarians and assembly staffers contracting coronavirus.
“More lawmakers and staffers are likely to be affected from the virus,” he said, warning that summoning a session at this time could have serious consequences.
Saleem Mandviwalla said that proceedings of both the houses of the parliament should be delayed and it should be ensured that no one enters the premises without being tested.
It is pertinent to mention here that with a session of the National Assembly slated to get under way on Monday, two members of the lower house of the parliament were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus on Sunday.
However, Senate and National Assembly sessions for postponed for a day later on Sunday evening. Now the sessions of both houses of the parliament will take place on Tuesday, May 12.