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Lawmakers suffering from Covid-19 can participate in PM’s confidence vote Monday

File: Nepal’s Parliament building

Kathmandu, May 9

The Business Advisory Committee in the House of Representatives has decided that lawmakers who have been infected with the coronavirus can also participate in the voting to be held on Monday in response to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decision to test the House’s confidence in him.

In the recent tests conducted by the Parliament Secretariat, 26 members of the 275-member House have tested positive for the virus. Further, around 50 lawmakers are yet to be tested.

A meeting of the advisory committee today, hence, decided they will be allowed to cast votes in a separate room although they will not be allowed to enter the main meeting hall, informs the secretariat’s spokesperson Roj Nath Pandey.

Meanwhile, the meeting decided to let the lawmakers yet to be tested to test for the virus today itself and make the reports available before the vote scheduled for 1 pm tomorrow.

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