Bhubaneswar: Another MLA from Odisha’s Balasore district has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Tuesday.
Officials said, BJD MLA from Remuna constituency, Sudhansu Sekhar Parida has tested positive for COVID-19. He is the third Legislator in the State to have got the infection.
The legislator informed that his swab was collected on July 11 and the report has come out positive on Tuesday.
— Sudhansu Sekhar Parida (@sparidaofficial) July 14, 2020
The BJD MLA will be admitted to a COVID hospital. The contact tracing of the MLA has already begun, the official said.
Earlier, BJP’s Nilgiri MLA Sukanta Kumar Nayak and BJD’s Salipur MLA Prasant Behera had tested positive for COVID-19. However the latter had recovered from the deadly infection.