Ahead of the budget session 2022, over 400 staff of the Parliament have tested positive for COVID-19. 

As many as 402 staff of the Parliament have tested COVID-19 positive. 

“402 staffs were tested positive for COVID-19 from January 4-8 and all samples have been sent to genome sequencing for Omicron variant confirmation,” an official was quoted as saying by new agency ANI 

“There is a consolidated list of 200 Lok Sabha and 69 from Rajya Sabha and 133 allied staff who have tested positive,” an internal Parliament staff message reportedly read. 

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Notably, India, on Sunday, logged a total of 1,59,632 new COVID-19 infections. 

This is the highest single-day COVID numbers in 224 days.  

The number of active COVID cases in India also increased to 5,90,611 – the highest in the last 197 days.  

Meanwhile, the case tally of the Omicron variant of the virus has reached 3,623 in the country. 

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