Bhubaneswar, July 7
Union minister and Balasore MP Pratap Sarangi has quarantined himself at his New Delhi residence after a BJP MLA from Odisha he shared the dias with at two occasions final week examined constructive for Covid-19.
In a sequence of tweets on Monday evening, the Union minister of state for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) mentioned he’s “hale and hearty”.
Sarangi mentioned he had shared the dais with Sukanta Kumar Nayak, the MLA from Nilagiri constituency in Balasore district, at two occasions on July 2 and three.
“On being informed that MLA Nilagiri has tested positive for Covid, I self-quarantined myself at my official residence in Delhi as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,” he mentioned.
Nayak examined constructive for Covid earlier on Monday. He is the primary legislator in Odisha to be contaminated with the illness.
He mentioned he had just lately attended some conferences in Bhubaneswar and Nilagiri, and the funeral of former Balasore Sadar MLA Madan Mohan Dutta.
Sarangi had additionally attended the funeral.
Nayak had additionally organised a gathering of members of a girls’s self-help group in his constituency.
Balasore Sub-collector Harishchandra Jena mentioned the MLA’s contacts are being traced. All of them will probably be suggested to enter quarantine and they are going to be saved underneath statement for 14 days.
Nayak has been admitted to a Covid hospital in Balasore. PTI