Margao: In what can set alarm bells ringing for many lawmakers, a BJP MLA from Salcette has tested positive for COVID-19 infection.
Health department officials said that the MLA has been shifted to ESI hospital, where he would be kept under observation.
The details about his health conditions are not known but authorities confirmed that they have began testing all the people who had come in contact with the MLA.
What is striking is that the MLA was a part of meeting called by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant earlier this week.
The infection that has affected the MLA is a part of the spread in Ambelim area. As per latest health bulletin, there are 23 cases which are linked to Ambelim.