Arun Sahoo, Second Odisha Minister To Test COVID-19 Positive


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo has tested positive for COVID-19.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, the minister on Monday said that he was under home isolation and his condition was stable.

He requested those who had come in contact with him in the last few days to get themselves tested for the virus.

Sahoo is the second minister from the state to have contracted the virus. Rural Development Minister Susanta Singh had tested positive on August 17.

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Earlier in the day, Chandbali MLA Byomkesh Ray had tweeted about having tested positive for COVID-19.

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Bhubaneswar (Central) MLA Ananta Narayan Jena, Nilagiri MLA Sukanta Nayak, Khandapada MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Polsara MLA Srikant Sahu, Remuna MLA Sudhansu Sekhar Parida, Salepur MLA Prasant Behera, BJP MP from Bargarh Suresh Pujari, Bhadrak MLA Sanjib Mallick and Bhadrak MP Manjulata Mandal had also tested positive positive for the virus.

On Saturday, Asish Mahakul, the Personal Security Officer (PSO) of MLA and former mayor of Bhubaneswar Ananta Narayan Jena, died of COVID-19 infection.


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