Due to the rapid rise in the number of positive cases of the deadly corona virus, all activities of the parliament were partially suspended.
According to a statement released by the NA secretariat’s administration, offices of the secretariat will remain closed for two days.
The announcement further said that all sessions of the standing and special committees and public accounts have been cancelled as part of the decision. The offices, it added, will remain closed until March 16.
The notification stated that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) had been directed to disinfect the secretariat’s offices, whereas the staffers had been directed to immediately get tested in case of the emergence of symptoms.
The officers concerned can ask the basic staff to rejoin the office from March 17, it added.
Moreover, it has been made mandatory upon all staffers entering the secretariat to wear a face mask. From March 17, the statement said, the secretariat will operate from 10am to 4pm.