One more Odisha MLA tests positive for COVID-19; hospitalised

Bhubaneswar: Malkangiri MLA Aditya Madhi has been hospitalised in Bhubaneswar after being tested COVID-19.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator as well as party’s Malkangiri district president has been admitted to the AIIMS Bhubaneswar in a critical condition today.

Source said that Madhi had been ailing since a past few days following which he underwent test for COVID-19. His test result came out positive for the virus.

Earlier, 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 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 are among politicians contracted Coronavirus infections in the State.


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