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Covid-19 effect: Lok Sabha Secretariat closed till March 31

Covid-19 effect: Lok Sabha Secretariat closed till March 31

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 March 2020 7:19 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: In the wake of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the country, the Lok Sabha Secretariat will remain closed till March 31 starting Tuesday. As per the order issued by the administrative branch of the Parliament on Tuesday, the Lok Sabha Secretariat will remain closed till March 31 with “immediate effect”. however, the order mentions that an officer at the level of Additional Secretary or less, or Joint Secretary or less may direct officials and staff to attend office in case of exigencies. The order came a day after both Houses of Parliament — Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha — were adjourned sine die, 11 days ahead of its scheduled closure to contain the transmission of Covid-19 in the country which so far has led to 10 deaths besides infecting to over 500 people. (IANS)

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