Indian-American MP Pramila Jaypal has been hit by a corona virus infection. She said on Tuesday that she was confirmed to be infected with the Corona virus. Significantly, at the time of the attack on 6 January, many MPs refused to wear masks while locked in a room in the US Capitol (Parliament House) in view of security. Jaypal was confirmed to be infected after being locked up with those MPs.
In a tweet, 55-year-old Jaypal wrote, “My Covid-19 investigation report has come positive after a long stay with Republican lawmakers who refused to wear masks in a room in Parliament House.” These MPs were not only prohibiting the wearing of masks but also mocking the colleagues and staff who gave them masks. Jaypal said he stayed in the room for hours with the Republikan MPs.
She said in a statement that she went into seclusion immediately after the attack on Parliament House as she had an idea of what could be the result of prolonged stay among MPs without putting on masks. Pramila Jaypal said, ‘Many people of the Republican Party are refusing to wear masks and are not taking this epidemic and virus seriously. By doing so they are putting themselves and all those around them in danger. ‘