Turkish parliament’s tea server tests positive for COVID-19, prompting tests

A tea server working at the Turkish parliament has tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday and people who have had contact with him are being tested, Diken news website said.

He was serving journalists, and the parliament hall allocated for the reporters is being disinfected, Diken said.

The parliament resumed full activities for the first time in 48 days on June 2 since a break was declared due to the pandemic. It started working under what Turkey calls new norms, including enhanced hygiene measures, use of masks and social distancing.