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Odisha Deputy Speaker, 11 Other MLAs Test Positive for Covid-19

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Ministers Samir Dash, Padmini Dian and Jyoti Panigrah itested optimistic for COVID-19 for the second time. They had earlier contracted the illness and had accomplished their quarantine interval, he stated

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  • Last Updated: September 28, 2020, 11:26 PM IST

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Bhubaneswar: A day earlier than the scheduled graduation of the monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly, 12legislators, together with Deputy Speaker Rajanikant Singh, examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Monday, an official stated. Ministers Samir Dash, Padmini Dian and Jyoti Panigrah itested optimistic for COVID-19 for the second time. They had earlier contracted the illness and had accomplished their quarantine interval, he stated.

The infections had been detected throughout a particular drive to check samples of lawmakers for COVID-19 forward of the monsoon ession of the Assembly. Two different MLAs together with Government Chief Whip Pramil aMallick had examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Sunday.






The coronavirus standing of another legislators whose samples had been collected throughout the day shall be identified on Tuesday, the official stated. “I have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been admitted to SUM COVID Hospital, Bhubaneswar. I request everyone who had come in contact with me in recent few days to get themselves tested. Jai Jagannath,” the deputy speaker stated in a Twitter publish.

Umakanta Samantray, the MLA of Satyabadi seat in Puri district, additionally stated in a social media publish that he has examined optimistic for COVID-19. He urged individuals who had are available contact with him within the final couple of days to isolate themselves. The particular pattern testing drive was launched as per the order of Speaker S N Patro forward of the monsoon session.

MLAs, journalists and Assembly and ministerial staffers had been examined. The speaker had stated that solely these testing detrimental for the an infection shall be allowed to enter the Assembly constructing.

As many as 50 MLAs, together with 9 ministers, have examined optimistic for COVID-19 in Odisha thus far. Many of them have accomplished their quarantine interval.

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