India, Oct. 20 -- When the new House of Commons convenes for the first time in November, it will be mandatory for all attending MPs to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or they will be denied entry.

The first session of the 44th parliament is scheduled to begin on November 22. The Board of Internal Economy, which administers functions of the house, and is chaired by its speaker, issued guidelines on Tuesday which stated that it has "determined' that starting that day "individuals must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to be allowed within the House of Commons precinct".

The board's current chair is outgoing speaker Anthony Rota. In the statement, he added that this "requirement will apply" to all those who wish to enter the precin...