Bhubaneswar: Odisha Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain has tested positive for COVID-19, he informed today.
Swain is asymptomatic and under home isolation as per the advice of his doctor. The minister has urged those who came in contact with him recently to undergo COVID-19 test.
I have been tested positive for #COVID19. Although I don’t have any symptoms I am at home isolation as advised by my doctor. I have requested all my staff and each one who came in contact to get them tested as soon as possible.@CMO_Odisha @IPR_Odisha
— Ranendra Pratap Swain (@rajaaswain) September 11, 2020
Earlier, 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 tested positive for the virus.