BJD MLA Byomakesh Ray tests positive for Covid-19


Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Chandbali MLA Byomakesh Ray has tested positive for COVID-19, raising the number of lawmakers infected with coronavirus in Odisha to 13.

“Tested Covid positive. Requesting all those who have got close contact with me to be cautious and isolate themselves. With the blessings of God I am stable now,” said Ray in his social media post.

“Feeling Very sad not to be able to serve the flood affected people of Chandabali,” he posted on Facebook.

On Sunday, another BJD MLA from Baramba Assembly constituency Debi Prasad Mishra tested positive for COVID19.

So far, 13 lawmakers contracted the disease. Out of them, 11 are from the ruling BJD and two from the BJP.

At least 2,602 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 1,03,536.