In addition to the meetings and hearings on the coronavirus, the House of Representatives will also plan other debates. It concerns the handling of urgent bills and laws that can no longer wait because of the financial and organizational importance.

Chamber President Khadija Arib wrote on Thursday evening that "a good balance has been sought between the continuity of the parliamentary process and the care for the health of MPs, staff and journalists".

The debates are scheduled on Monday and Tuesday and will be held in the smaller committee rooms. There will also be meetings during the May recesses, but only on the developments surrounding the corona virus.

In recent weeks, the Parliamentary Committees have decided which bills - which the Cabinet has considered urgent and which have already been submitted to the House - that they will consider in the near future.

"This expansion is not unlimited. It is important that we are very cautious about it. As a parliament we have an example," writes Arib.

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