Bhubaneswar: Biramitrapur MLA Shankar Oram has tested positive for COVID-19, the legislator informed today.
“I underwent COVID-19 test today following illness. I have tested positive for the virus,” said Oram. His condition was stated to be stable. Doctor has advised him to be under quarantine for 17 days.
He urged those who came in contact with him during the last seven days to undergo COVID-19 test.
Earlier, several MLAs including Aditya Madhi (Malkangiri), Susant Rout (Bhubaneswar-north), Ananta Narayan Jena (Bhubaneswar-central), Bikram Panda (Berhampur), Byomakesh Ray (Chandbali), Soumya Ranjan Patnaik (Khandapada) and Pradeep Maharathy (Pipili) had tested positive for COVID-19.
Besides, 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 had also contracted the virus.