Parliamentarian from Odisha tests positive for COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: A Member of Parliament (MP) from Odisha today tested positive for deadly COVID-19. Samples of BJP’s MP from Bargarh Lok Sabha seat Suresh Pujari tested COVID-19 positive following which he has kept himself in home isolation.

In his reaction, Pujari said despite without having any suspected symptoms, he underwent tests. Today, the reports mentioned the BJP MP tested positive.

“Following advice from Sambalpur and Bargarh Collectors as well as Doctors, I kept myself in home isolation. Currently I am doing well,” Pujari added.

Odisha has recorded 1,643 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours, the health department said on Saturday.

The total tally in the state now stands at 44, 193, while the death toll has reached 259.

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