Former Minister & Odisha Planning Board Chief tests COVID-19 positive

Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Planning Board Deputy Chairman and former Minister Sanjay Kumar Das Burma has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus.

Informing this, Burma today requested everyone, who have come in contact with him in the last few days, to isolate themselves and get themselves tested. He has also cancelled all his work schedule for the next 15 days. 

Earlier, several Ministers, including Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Tukuni Sahu, Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Minister Padmini Dian, Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo and Rural Development and Labour Minister Susanta Singh and MLAs Susant Rout (Bhubaneswar-north), Ananta Narayan Jena (Bhubaneswar-central), Bikram Panda (Berhampur), Soumya Ranjan Patnaik (Khandapada) and Pradeep Maharathy (Pipili) had tested positive for COVID-19.

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