Bhubaneswar, August 20 (LocalWire): BJD MLA from Bhubaneswar Central Ananta Narayan Jena has tested positive for COVID-19, he informed today.
“Feeling the COVID-19 symptoms, I got the test done and reported corona positive.
I am fine and quarantined at home,” the MLA said while requesting those who have come in contact with him to isolate themselves and get tested.
Earlier today, the Tehsil office in Bhubaneswar was closed after the Tehsildar tested positive for COVID-19.
In total, 9 employees at the Tehsil office (including the Tehsildar) were found to be COVID positive for which the Tehsil office has been closed till August 23.
Earlier, the Sub-Registrar office at Kalpana Square and Office of the Sub-Collector, Bhubaneswar were also closed after 6 and 4 employees respectively tested COVID positive.
With this development, eight leaders from the state, including the Minister for Rural Development Susanta Singh have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past few days.