Bhubaneswar: Pallahara MLA Mukesh Kumar Pal has tested positive for COVID-19, the legislator informed today.
He has been advised by doctor to undergo home isolation as the lawmaker was asymptomatic. His condition was stated to be stable. Pal urged those who came in contact with him recently to undergo COVID-19 test.
Earlier, several MLAs including Shankar Oram (Biramitrapur), 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.