scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

M Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for Covid

🔴 Sources said at least one-third of the Parliament staff have so far tested positive since the first week of January. They said more than 850 personnel have tested positive till January 20.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
January 23, 2022 11:31:31 pm
M Venkaiah Naidu, Rajya Sabha Chairman, budget session, Parliament, India latest news, Parliament covid, M Venkaiah Naidu covid positive, indian expressVice President M Venkaiah Naidu (File)

A WEEK to go for the Budget session of Parliament to begin, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu tested Covid positive on Sunday.

Sources said at least one-third of the Parliament staff have so far tested positive since the first week of January. They said more than 850 personnel have tested positive till January 20. The majority of them have already recovered.

As many as 2,847 tests have been conducted in Parliament complex since the start of the third wave out of which 875 personnel have been found to be positive. This includes 271 personnel of Rajya Sabha Secretariat, sources said.

Best of Express Premium

Horoscope Today, May 24, 2022: Cancer, Leo, Libra and other signs — check...Premium
UPSC CSE Key – May 23, 2022: What you need to read todayPremium
Opinion: Can India turn Quad into an instrument to realise its significan...Premium
Presidential polls: For Congress, a prelude to battles aheadPremium

Having tested positive, Naidu is unlikely to attend the Republic Day celebrations on January 26.

“The Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu, who is in Hyderabad, tested Covid positive today. He has decided to remain in self-isolation for a week. He has advised all those who came in contact with him to isolate themselves and get tested,” the Vice President Secretariat tweeted.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement