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Lok Sabha adjourned 11 days ahead of scheduled closure due to coronavirus outbreak

Lok Sabha adjourned 11 days ahead of scheduled closure due to coronavirus outbreak

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 March 2020 6:35 AM GMT

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was on Monday adjourned sine die, 11 days ahead of its scheduled closure amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the country.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla made the announcement after the House passed the Finance Bill, 2020. The Budget Session of the Parliament, which began on March 2, was to be concluded on April 3.

The Speaker took the decision following a discussion of all the floor leaders who unanimously decided to curtail the House proceedings in view of the safety of the parliamentarians, Parliament staff and media crew and to avoid transmission of Covid-19. (IANS)

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