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Parliament cancels visitors' passes amid coronavirus fear

While Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi did not comment on the issue, when asked about any proposal of adjourning the House, the speaker denied any such development.

Published: 12th March 2020 12:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th March 2020 12:52 PM   |  A+A-

A view of the Parliament house during the ongoing Budget Session in New Delhi on Friday

A view of the Parliament house during the ongoing Budget Session in New Delhi on Friday. (Photo| Shekhar Yadav, EPS)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Amid fear of spread of coronavirus, Parliament on Thursday cancelled the visitors passes in general so as to avoid any contact with outsiders. When asked about any proposal of adjourning the House, the Speaker said: "NO".

Speaker Om Birla was asked after he arrived in Parliament. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi did not comment on the issue. The cases in the country has crossed 60 with the largest jump in casesreported on Wednesday.



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