Bhubaneswar: Lok Sabha MP and ruling BJD leader Manjulata Mandal on Saturday said she has tested positive for COVID-19, and was undergoing home quarantine. Also Read - Taj Mahal And Agra Fort Reopens Today: Here Are The COVID-19 Guidelines to Follow
Taking to Twitter, the Bhadrak MP requested people who recently came in contact with her to get themselves tested. Also Read - Student of The Year 2 Actor Aditya Seal’s Father Passes Away Due to COVID-19
“On getting the initial symptoms of #COVID19,I got the test done and the report came back positive. My health is fine and stable & I’m in home quarantine. I request that all of you who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get your test done,” she tweeted. Also Read - Mumbai Local Train Update News Today: Daily Suburban Services to be Increased From Sept 21; Bank Employees Allowed to Travel in Locals
Mandal is the second parliamentarian in Odisha after BJP’s Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari to have contracted the disease.
Earlier this week, state rural development minister Susanta Singh was also diagnosed with the infection.
At least six MLAs have tested positive for coronavirus in the state over the past few months.
Odisha has reported 75,537 COVID-19 cases so far, including 399 fatalities.