TNI Bureau: BJD MLA from Khandapada and Founder-Editor of Sambad Daily, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik has tested positive for COVID-19. While announcing this on Twitter, Soumya urged people who had come in contact with him in the last one week, to seek medical advice.
Soumya Ranjan Patnaik also added that he remains in good health. Earlier, BJP MP from Bargarh, Suresh Pujari had tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently under home isolation.
Several other Odisha MLAs including Sukanta Kumar Nayak (Nilgiri), Sudhanshu Sekhar Parida (Remuna), Prasant Behera (Salipur-Tangi) and Srikant Sahu (Polasara) were infected with the Coronavirus.
ମୁଁ ଆଜି କରୋନା ପଜିଟିଭ ହେଇଥିବା କଥା ଜଣା ପଡ଼ିଛି । ମୁଁ ସୁସ୍ଥ ଅଛି । ଗତ ସପ୍ତାହରେ ମୋ ସଂସ୍ପର୍ଶରେ ଆସିଥିବା ବନ୍ଧୁମାନଙ୍କୁ ଡାକ୍ତରୀ ପରାମର୍ଶ ନେବାପାଇଁ ଅନୁରୋଧ କରୁଛି ।
— Soumya Ranjan Patnaik (@SoumyaSambad) August 11, 2020