Bhubaneswar: Another BJD MLA contracted COVID-19 virus infection in Odisha. The ruling party MLA from Talcher Assembly constituency Braja Kishore Pradhan tested positive for the virus. In a social media post, Pradhan said as per doctors’ advice, he has been hospitalized.
He also requested individuals who came in contact with him in recent past to get themselves tested, if required.
So far 22 MLAs, including Bhubaneswar (North) legislator Susant Rout, Bhubaneswar (Central) MLA Ananta Narayan Jena, Berhampur MLA Bikram Panda, Chandbali MLA Byomakesh Ray, Khandapada MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik have tested positive for the virus.
This apart, six Ministers, including Sushanta Singh, Tukuni Sahu and Arun Sahoo have contracted the virus.