New Delhi: The premises of the West Bengal Assembly will remain closed for 10 days after an employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Speaker Biman Bandyopadhyay said on Wednesday. Also Read - COVID-19 in Gujarat: Fine For Not Wearing Face Masks Raised to Rs 1,000 Across State

“One of the typists has tested positive for COVID-19. The Assembly will be shut for 10 days and will reopen on July 27. All scheduled programmes have been postponed till then,” he told PTI. Also Read - COVID-19: India Records Over 60,000 Cases For Fourth Straight Day; Total Tally Crosses 2.2 Million, Deaths Near 45K

Around 20-22 employees of the Assembly, who used to commute in a bus arranged by the authorities, have been asked to stay in home quarantine, the speaker said. Also Read - India Men's Hockey Forward Mandeep Singh Tests Positive For Coronavirus