Bhubaneswar: Sports & Youth Services of Odisha Minister Tusharkanti Behera has tested positive for COVID-19.
The minister on Friday informed that he is symptomatic and under medication. He is under home isolation and his condition is stable.
He urged his friends and associates, who had come in contact with him during the last 7 days, to isolate themselves and undergo COVID-19 test.
I have tested COVID positive today. Hence I request all my friends and associates who came in contact with me in last 7 days to test & isolate themselves.#StaySafe
— Tusharkanti Behera (@btushar02) September 25, 2020
Eight other ministers— Padmanabha Behera, Samir Ranjan Dash, Ranendra Pratap Swain, Tukuni Sahu, Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, Susanta Singh, Arun Kumar Sahu and Padmini Dian – had earlier contracted the virus.