Bhubaneswar: Remuna MLA Sudhanshu Shekhar Parida has tested positive for COVID-19. According to reports, Parida had come in contact with Nilagiri MLA Sukanta Kumar Nayak who had tested positive for novel Coronavirus on July 6.
Parida’s swab sample was collected on July 11 and the results came today. The Remuna legislator will be admitted to a COVID hospital and contact tracing in this case has already started, said sources.
This will be the third case of an MLA contracting the virus in Odisha. According to sources, Salepur MLA had also tested positive for COVID-19 two on July 8.