Jan 12, Colombo: The Serjeant-at-Arms Narendra Fernando says that another 10 Members of Parliament who were in contact with Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara who is infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus have been identified as first contacts.
Steps have already been taken to inform all those members and the relevant sections, said Mr. Fernando.
He added that Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara had been present in Parliament on all the four days of the last session.
Health authorities have taken steps to conduct PCR tests in parliament on the 13th and 15th from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm and all the members of parliament can get tested on those days, the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has informed, according to the Serjeant-at-Arms Narendra Fernando.
On the two days, MPs, staff members and members of the security forces could get tested for COVID-19, he said.
So far, at least 31 MPs have been asked to self-quarantine following the identification of three COVID-19 infected legislators and a staff member of the Prime Minister.