New Delhi: In an effort to enhance the collective fight against the COVID-19, Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday said that a control room will be set up in the Parliament for coordination between MPs and state assemblies. Also Read - Coronavirus in Lok Sabha? Staffer Tests Positive For COVID-19: Reports

He also said that control rooms should be set up in state assemblies for better coordination between states in helping stranded labourers, students during lockdown. Also Read - Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha Secretariats Resume Work Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

The development comes at a time when the coronavirus cases in the country has crossed 18,000 mark. Also Read - Amid Lockdown, Lok Sabha And Rajya Sabha Secretariats to Resume Work From Monday

Earlier in the day, a housekeeper working with the Lok Sabha secretariat was tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted to hospital. The man has not attended office for the last few days. He had symptoms of fever, cough and breathing problems and was found to be COVID-19 positive.

The coronavirus came to limelight after the Lok Sabha Secretariat resumed work from Monday after it was shut in the March last week in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.