Jamshedpur, Jan 7: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MLA from Jugsalai Mangal Kalindi has tested positive for Covid-19. Mangal Kalindi has isolated himself on Friday.
When contacted, MLA informed that while returning home from a programme on late on Monday evening he suddenly felt cold. He at first thought that it might be the effect of weather.
MLA appealed the people of his constituency that whoever came in contact with him should get the Corona test done.
Kalindi was scheduled to attend blanket distribution drive as chief guest in Burmamines on Tuesday evening, but due to illness he did not attended the program. Later he tested positive for Covid-19.
There is panic among JMM workers and others who came in contact with the MLA. Mangal Kalindi has lately participated in several programs as guest. Several party workers along with citizens of the area came in contact with him. It is worth mentioning that Covid infection is spreading rapidly in Jamshedpur. On January 4, 402 corona infected patients were found, which increased to 758 on January 6. Mask checking campaign is being run by the district administration at the same time footpath vendors have been banned till further orders.