Bhubaneswar, September 7: As the coronavirus outbreak continues to surge in Odisha, Tourism & Odia Language Literature & Culture Minister, Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Minister urged the people who came in contact with him during the last seven days to isolate themselves in order to check the spread of the infection.
Taking to the twitter, the Minister said, “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 7 days please isolate. Last pic y’day.”
Panigrahi is the fourth Minister in Odisha after Susanta Singh, Arun Sahoo and Padmini Dian, to be tested positive for the virus.