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Odisha Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi Tests COVID-19 Positive

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi has tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
Panigrahi announced the news via his Twitter handle and requested everyone to remain in quarantine whoever came into close contact with him in the last seven days.
He wrote on Twitter, “Mid March’20 onwards doing public & official works. Not missed a day. Tried hard during this pandemic people don’t feel alone & worked as desired by Hon’ble C.M. Finally Covid-19 caught hold of me. Who’re in my contacts in last 7days please isolate. Last pic y’day”.

Panigrahi has become the fourth minister to be tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha. Earlier, Handlooms and Textiles minister-Padmini Dian, Higher Education Minister- Arun Kumar Sahoo and Rural Development Minister- Susanta Singh tested positive for the disease.
As of now, twenty-one Legislators have been tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. Previously, in July Sukanta Kumar Nayak, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was the first legislator to be tested positive for the deadly disease.
Also, other Lok Sabha MPs – Suresh Pujari of BJP from Bhargarh, Manjulata Mandal from Bhadrak of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Ramesh Chandra Majhi from Nabrangpur tested positive for coronavirus.

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