Covid Commons: MPs Warned 114 Cases Detected In Parliament In A Month

, Covid Commons: MPs Warned 114 Cases Detected In Parliament In A Month, The Evepost Huff News

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The full scale of parliament’s coronavirus breakout can be revealed, with more than 100 cases recorded in a month. 

An email, seen by HuffPost UK, said there had been 114 cases identified between October 4 to November 5 with links to the parliamentary estate.

It comes after this website reported on how events, tours and banquets were shut down last week because of a Covid outbreak on the estate. 

Now a fresh email from parliamentary authorities reveals they were forced to take “swift action” after the UK Health Security Agency advised that the Covid-19 risk on the estate had increased.

, Covid Commons: MPs Warned 114 Cases Detected In Parliament In A Month, The Evepost Huff News

The new warning to MPs reveals that over three weeks from October 15 to November 4 there was a total of 92 cases detected. 

“The number of cases identified during October are significantly higher than those seen in September,” the email said. 

The email reiterated that banqueting and tours were cancelled but MPs could still bring in up to six guests for business reasons. 

“Please do not bring in guests for social purposes,” the email added. 

Signalling possible further measures in the Houses of Parliament, the email said a “review” would take place this week. 

The email also asked MPs and staff to test twice a week and report any positive cases to the internal test and trace system.