Bhubaneswar: Odisha Women and Child Development and Mission Shakti Minister Tukuni Sahu has tested positive for COVID-19.
The minister tweeted to inform that she was under home isolation and her condition was stable. She also advised people, who had come in contact with her in the last few days, to get themselves tested.
I have tested Covid positive.
Now I am in home isolation and stable.
Those who have come in contact with me in the last few days are requested to get themselves tested if required.@CMO_Odisha @IPR_Odisha
— Tukuni Sahu (@TukuniSahu) September 11, 2020
She is the fifth minister from the state to have contracted the virus.
Earlier, Minister for Tourism and Culture Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, Rural Development and Labour Minister Susanta Singh, Higher Education minister Arun Kumar Sahu and Minister for Textiles, Handlooms & Handicrafts Padmini Dian had also been infected.
Several other BJD leaders including Nabarangpur MLA Sadasiva Pradhani, Laxmipur MLA Prabhu Jani, Anandpur MLA Bhagirathi Sethy, Khandapada MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Basudevpur MLA Bishnubrata Routray, Bhubaneswar North MLA Susant Rout, Bhubaneswar Central MLA Ananta Narayan Jena, Berhampur MLA Bikram Panda, Chandbali MLA Byomakesh Ray, former Badamba MLA Debi Prasad Mishra, Pottangi MLA Pritam Padhi, Bhadrak MLA Sanjib Mallick, Bari MLA Sunanda Das, Polasara MLA Srikant Sahu, Remuna MLA Sudhanshu Shekhar Parida, Jagatsinghpur MLA Prasanta Muduli and Salepur MLA Prasant Behera have also tested positive for the infection.