The Senate Secretariat has formulated a strategy based on security measures for the swearing in ceremony of the members of the Senate and the election process of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Senate in view of increasing the rate of patients affected by the Corona epidemic.
The Senate Secretariat has decided to strictly adhere to the SOPs issued by the government to curb the spread of the Corona epidemic, under which the entry of guests inside the Parliament building has to be restricted. Newly elected members of the Senate will be able to bring only one guest after the issuance of the advance card, while unnecessary gatherings will not be allowed inside the building.
Similarly, cards issued under SOPs already adopted for media will be usable and additional cards will not be issued.
The SOPs were unanimously prepared by the Senate and National Assembly Secretariats in consultation with the Parliamentary Reporters Association due to Covid outbreak and in view of the current situation, they will be strictly enforced to prevent the spread of the virus. Individuals and groups can play a role in preventing.
The Senate Secretariat said in a statement that although a large number of people wanted to attend the swearing-in ceremony, some difficult decisions had to be made in view of the situation arising at the national level due to the Corona epidemic. But people of all schools of thought are requested to cooperate.