Another legislator of Odisha tests positive for COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: Another legislator in Odisha tested positive for deadly COVID-19. Samples of BJP MLA from Puri Assembly constituency Jayanta Kumar Sarangi tested positive for the virus on Wednesday.

After being tested positive for coronavirus, Sarangi kept himself in home isolation.

Yesterday BJP MLA from Malkangiri Aditya Madhi was hospitalised in AIIMS Bhubaneswar after being tested COVID-19.

Several MLAs including Susant Rout (Bhubaneswar-north), Ananta Narayan Jena (Bhubaneswar-central), Bikram Panda (Berhampur), Byomakesh Ray (Chandbali), Soumya Ranjan Patnaik (Khandapada) and Pradeep Maharathy (Pipili) had already tested positive for COVID-19.

This apart, School & Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash, Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain, Women and Child Development (WCD) and Mission Shakti Minister Tukuni Sahu, Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Minister Padmini Dian, Higher Education and Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo and Rural Development and Labour Minister Susanta Singh contracted the viral infections.

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