Thane/UNI: A 55-year-old woman MLA was tested positive for Covid-19 becoming the fourth legislator to contract the contagion in this district, informed her husband on Thursday.
Talking to the media, he further said that his wife visited several localities to help the distressed.
She was unwell for two days and subsequently tested positive on Wednesday. Now, she was under home quarantine, he added.
Commenting on the matter, Thane civic body spokesperson stated, "The Municipal Corporation isn't aware of the case else her testing would have been done privately. We don't have any record regarding the MLA getting infected."
Before her, a Cabinet minister and Shiv Sena MLC became COVID-19 patients but they were cured successfully. While, a BJP MLA from the power loom town of Bhiwandi was still undergoing treatment.
Two corporators, one each from the civic bodies of Thane and Mira Bhayandar, have succumbed to the pandemic in the past month.