Bhubaneswar, Mar 27 (Local Wire): Speaker of Odisha Assembly Surja Narayan Patro on Friday informed reporters that the remaining proceedings of the Budget Session of the House will be conducted at the convention centre of Lok Seba Bhavan due to threat from Coronavirus.
The statement from the Speaker came after it was brought to limelight that a person working with the Odisha Assembly came in contact with the third COVID patient from the state.
In his press conference on Friday, the Speaker said that seeing the threat the decision to shift the location was taken. He has also ordered complete disinfection of the Assembly building.
The Speaker also appealed to the political parties to send close to 30 per cent of their MLAs to the House and also directed MLAs to sit with a distance of 2 meters from each other during the proceedings.