MARGAO: Locals in a Salcete village are a worried lot after their MLA belonging to the BJP tested COVID positive, on Tuesday evening. After councillors testing positive in Vasco, this is the first instance of an MLA in Goa getting the novel coronavirus.
His close aide confirmed the development. The MLA was getting a fever from Monday so he had done the COVID-19 test to clear doubts. However, on Tuesday evening he received his test results which turned out to be positive.
The MLA had visited some offices recently including his constituency office.
Sources said that he has been shifted to the COVID hospital in Margao for further treatment. All close contacts of the MLA have been told to undertake a COVID test on Wednesday.