BJD’s Rajya Sabha MP Sasmit Patra tests COVID-19 positive


Bhubaneswar: Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha Sasmit Patra on Tuesday informed that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

The BJD leader is in home isolation as per COVID guidelines.

Patra urged those who came in contact with him during the last few days to undergo home isolation and self monitoring.

“Dear all, this is to inform you that I have tested Positive for Covid-19 and initiating home isolation as per COVID guidelines. Requesting all whom I have been in contact with over last few days to undergo home isolation & self monitoring. We will defeat COVID together. Stay safe,” tweeted the BJD MP.

Earlier, three Lok Sabha MPs– Suresh Pujari, Manjulata Mandal and Ramesh Majhi had tested positive for the virus.

Odisha has reported 3067 new Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours with 1809 positives from quarantine centres and 1258 as local contacts.