Bhubaneswar:6/7/20: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi has self-quarantined himself at his official residence in New Delhi as he came in contact with the Nilagiri MLA, who tested positive for coronavirus today.
The Union Minister took to Twitter and wrote:“I would like to inform that on 2 & 3 July I shared Dias with Sukanta Nayak, MLA Nilagiri (Odisha) in a govt program as also in the condolence meeting organised to pay tribute to the Ex- MLA Balasore”.
“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 Health Ministry. I am hale and heartily,” he added.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Balasore district tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday becoming the first high-level functionary in Odisha to get infected by Covid-19. The MLA was suffering from cold for the past couple of days following which his COVID test was conducted.
The legislator had met several workers and visited different places in his constituency during this period and had recently attended a function with Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi.