Arunachal makes COVID-19 tests compulsory for the Monsoon session



COVID-19 test will be made mandatory for legislators, staffers and security personnel of the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly in the upcoming Monsoon session which begins on August 27.

The Health Department will set up a kiosk on the premises of the House, where all MLAs, Assembly secretariat staff and security guards will have to undergo a compulsory RDT-Antigen test, they said.

The decision to conduct COVID-19 test for all those coming to the House during the three-day session was taken in a meeting chaired by Speaker Pasang Dorjee Sona, the officials added.

The health department officials, representatives of the Itanagar Municipal Council and officers of the Indo- Tibetan Border Police were present at the meeting.

According to the officials, the security arrangements and the standard operating procedures for the session were also discussed.