Soumya tests positive for COVID-19
Bhubaneswar: Ruling Biju Janata Dal MLA and Editor of Odia daily ‘Sambad’ Soumya Ranjan Patnaik on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19.
Soumya, the BJD MLA from Khandapada in Nayagarh district, in his twitter post informed about him being detected as COVID-19 positive.
In his twitter post in Odia, Soumya, who is also the son-in-law of former chief minister J B Patnaik and younger brother of OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik, said he came to know about the infection on Tuesday. He further said his condition is stable and advised those who had come in contact with him last week to consult doctors.
ମୁଁ ଆଜି କରୋନା ପଜିଟିଭ ହେଇଥିବା କଥା ଜଣା ପଡ଼ିଛି । ମୁଁ ସୁସ୍ଥ ଅଛି । ଗତ ସପ୍ତାହରେ ମୋ ସଂସ୍ପର୍ଶରେ ଆସିଥିବା ବନ୍ଧୁମାନଙ୍କୁ ଡାକ୍ତରୀ ପରାମର୍ଶ ନେବାପାଇଁ ଅନୁରୋଧ କରୁଛି ।
— Soumya Ranjan Patnaik (@SoumyaSambad) August 11, 2020
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal wished speedy recovery of Soumya.
— Governor Odisha (@GovernorOdisha) August 11, 2020
Soumya is the fifth Odisha legislator, after Polasara’s Srikant Sahu, Remuna’s Sudhanshu Shekhar Parida, Salepur’s Prasant Behera and Nilgiri lawmaker Sukanta Kumar Nayak, who has tested positive for COVID-19.