The Secretariat of the federal parliament carried out the polymerase chain response (PCR) assessments for lawmakers ahead of the key vote, with assessments returned positive for 18 of them, whereas eight others have been already contaminated amid the second wave of the pandemic raging in Nepal, mentioned Gopal Nath Yogi, secretary on the House of Representatives.
“We have stories that 26 members of the House of Representatives have examined positive for coronavirus,” Yogi advised Xinhua news agency on Saturday.
“Two of them are ministers.” There are 4 ministers within the Oli cupboard who’ve examined positive, however two aren’t MPs.
The House of Representatives, which has 271 members at current, will likely be voting on the movement of confidence on Monday which can determine the destiny of the Oli authorities.
Oli is at the moment main a minority authorities as his former accomplice the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) has withdrawn its help to him.
Oli wants 136 votes to remain in his premiership. “We are but to determine on the voting preparations to those that have examined positive,” mentioned Yogi.
“The assembly of the Business Advisory Committee led by Speaker Agni Sapkota will determine on the matter on Sunday.”
Nepal on Saturday recorded 8,287 new Covid-19 infections by PCR assessments and 131 positives by antigen assessments, and 53 extra sufferers misplaced their lives up to now 24 hours.
Nepal’s total caseload and dying toll at the moment stood at 385,890 and three,632.