Nagaland: Covid test results mandatory to attend state Assembly session

Nagaland: Covid test results mandatory to attend state Assembly session

Corona test compulsory in Nagaland Assembly Corona test compulsory in Nagaland Assembly

It has been made mandatory for all who come to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly secretariat premises on July 30, including all the ministers, advisers, MLAs and the officers and staff of the Assembly secretariat, to undergo the Covid-19 test and carry the test results with them.

A one-day session of the Assembly will be held on July 30.

Nagaland Assembly Speaker Sharingain Longkumer on Saturday said production of Covid-19 test results is a part of the plans to organise the Assembly session by strictly adhering to the standard operating procedures and the other necessary precautionary measures.

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The Speaker also directed that the legislators to come accompanied by only their drivers and one security guard, except in the case of the chief minister, deputy chief minister and the leader of Opposition, to pre-empt the situation of too many persons crowding around the Assembly secretariat premises.

To facilitate this process, the Nagaland Assembly secretariat, in consultation with the civil secretariat, has made necessary arrangements for the convenient testing of everyone involved.

An official release said sample collections of all the ministers, advisers and MLAs and their supporting staff who will be accompanying them for the Assembly session will be done at the State Banquet Hall, Old Chief Minister's Bungalow, Kohima, from 12 noon to 4pm on July 26.

The MLAs and officers and staff of the Assembly secretariat residing within the Assembly complex, including at the Legislators' Home, and coming to the secretariat from different parts of the state can provide their samples at the special facility arranged for it within the Assembly complex.

The facility can be accessed from the entry gate no. II to the Visitors' Gallery to the Assembly from July 26 to 28.

The MLAs stationed in other parts of the state and their supporting staff accompanying them to the Assembly session may get themselves tested at the designated facilities closer to their place of stay and carry the reports with them.

The release said the civil secretariat will be making its own arrangements for the testing of the administrative heads of departments/heads of departments assigned to attend the session, and the persons accompanying them.

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