India, June 30 -- A BJP MLA in Goa tested positive for the novel coronavirus becoming the first high-level functionary in the state to get infected by Covid-19, said his aide. He added that the MLA was suffering from a bout of fever for the last couple of days.

"Necessary precautions are already underway to ensure the health of the MLAs as well as his associates," the aide said.

The development comes after a former Health Minister was found to be positive a few days ago. His condition is said to be improving.

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