Odisha MLA Tests Covid +Ve; Speaker Suspends All Scheduled Meetings: Sure, I’ve examined optimistic for COVID-19 at this time, Sukanta Kumar Nayak stated (Representational)
Odisha MLA Tests Covid +Ve; Speaker Suspends All Scheduled Meetings
BJP MLA Sukanta Kumar Nayak examined optimistic for coronavirus on Monday, changing into the primary legislator in Odisha to get contaminated by COVID-19, officers stated on Monday.
The MLA from Nilgiri meeting constituency shall be admitted to a COVID-19 Hospital in Balasore, they stated.
“Sure, I’ve examined optimistic for COVID-19 at this time,” he advised PTI over cellphone.
Mr Nayak had attended some conferences in his constituency and was additionally current on the funeral of ex-MLA from Balasore Madan Mohan Dutta, he stated.
In view of the rising variety of COVID-19 instances throughout the state, Odisha Speaker SN Patro has introduced suspension of all scheduled conferences of assorted committees of the Home.
Mr Nayak had attended conferences in Bhubaneswar and in his residence constituency other than collaborating in a gathering of girls self-help teams (SHGs).
He additionally took half in a gathering at Chhatrapur village.
A senior officer of Balasore district stated a contact-tracing train is underway to establish folks with whom Mr Nayak had been in shut contact.
Balasore district sub-collector Harischandra Jena stated his workplace is being sanitised because the MLA had visited the place two days in the past.
He appealed to folks to not go to authorities workplaces in the intervening time except very pressing.
Balasore district has reported 412 COVID-19 instances, of which 324 sufferers have recovered from the illness. The variety of lively instances within the district stands at 86.
Mentioning that each the Ministry of Well being and the Odisha Well being Division have cautioned that the month of July could be essential in tackling the COVID-19 disaster, the speaker stated the choice to droop the meeting committee conferences has been taken preserving in thoughts the rising variety of coronavirus instances throughout the state.
Conferences of a number of standing committees of the Home had been held final month, he stated.
Replying to a query, the speaker stated, “The Monsoon Session of the Meeting was presupposed to be held in August finish or September. We’ll act in accordance with the choice to be taken by each the Centre and the state authorities.”
Criticising the speaker’s motion in suspending the conferences, BJP chief whip Mohan Majhi stated, “There isn’t any must droop meeting committee conferences as they’re attended by 10-12 members. This might have been accomplished by video conferencing.”
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