Health measures at LegCo session

Aziz Idris

The Legislative Council (LegCo) Building has implemented temperature screening requirements for all visitors attending the 16th LegCo Meeting. This was highlighted by LegCo Speaker Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Lela Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Dato Setia Haji Mohamed Taib in response to a recommendation to shorten the current LegCo meeting amidst the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Sultanate.

Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Mohamed bin Pengiran Haji Osman @ Othman earlier asked what necessary steps were undertaken by the Council to prevent the spread of the virus during the ongoing scheduled meetings.

He said, “In view of the outbreak, I would like to suggest that all working papers during the session be verified as fast as possible, and thus, shorten the period of the LegCo meeting. If the period is shorter, it will help to reduce the likelihood of the spread of the virus to those who attend the meetings.”

The Department of Councils of State has established two temperature screening tests at the main entrances of the building. For those who are found healthy will be provided with a sticker prior to entering the building.

“For those who are sick, please do not attend the meeting,” said the LegCo Speaker, adding that those who are found to not meet the health requirements will be asked to leave the premises.

Meanwhile, those who wish to attend the meetings are reminded to dress appropriately, in either office attire or traditional Malay dress, Casual clothing, such as tee shirts, leggings, short skirts, tight pants and shorts, is not permitted, along with flip flops, facial piercings and caps.

Visitors are also reminded to bring along identification card.

LegCo Speaker Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Lela Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Dato Setia Haji Mohamed Taib. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI