Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi was in self-quarantine at his official residence in New Delhi on Monday following a meeting with an MLA from Odisha, who has tested positive for COVID-19 , during his recent tour to the State.
Sarangi has shared the dais with Nilagiri MLA in a government programme and at a condolence meeting in Odisha’s Balasore district on July 2 and 3.
Taking to Twitter route, Sarangi said, ” On being informed that MLA Nilagiri has been tested positive for COVID-19 .
I self quarantined myself at my official residence in Delhi as per the guidelines of Union Health Ministry.”
On being informed that MLA Nilagiri has been tested positive for #COVID-19 .
I self quarantined myself at my official residence in Delhi as per the guidelines of the @MoHFW_INDIA .
I am hale and hearty .
— Pratap Sarangi (@pcsarangi) July 6, 2020
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Nilagiri Assembly constituency is the first legislator in Odisha to get infected by COVID-19. The MLA said that he had attended a number of meetings in Bhubaneswar and his home constituency, including a meeting of women self-help groups.
So far, the total positive cases in Odisha has reached 9,526.