Bhubaneswar: Pottangi MLA Pitam Padhi has tested positive for COVID-19, the legislator informed on Tuesday.
Padhi tested positive for the virus during an antigen test yesterday. He has been placed under home isolation and his condition was stable.
“Though I am symptomatic, I am feeling a little weak,” the MLA said. He advised those who came in contact with him recently to undergo COVID-19 test.
Earlier, Bhadrak MLA Sanjib Mallick, Rural Development, Labour and Employees’ State Insurance Minister Susanta Singh, Bhubaneswar (Central) MLA Ananta Narayan Jena, Khandapada MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Polasara MLA Srikant Sahu, Remuna MLA Sudhanshu Shekhar Parida and Salepur MLA Prasant Behera had tested positive for COVID-19.