All members of the Odisha Assembly have to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test. Mandatory before two days before the commencement of the next session of the House. The decision taken by Speaker S N Patro. Only those who test negative allowed to participate in the proceedings. Counter set to collect samples for testing. This in the assembly premises.
A special seating arrangement also planned. This for MLAs above the age of 60 years. Lawmakers also asked to go for home isolation after the conclusion of the upcoming session.
Next session to be fixed only after getting a guideline from the Lok Sabha. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The last day of the previous session of the House was March 30. Hence, going by the rule, the next session must start by September 30, he said.