Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, September 30.
"Patnekar was admitted to the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) after he tested positive for the viral infection on Wednesday," former MLA and Goa Legislature Forum vice president Victor Gonsalves told reporters.
Patnekar is the third state BJP leader to test positive for the coronavirus infection in last one week.
As per doctors, Patnekar's condition is stable, he said.
Earlier this week, Goa BJP chief Sadanand Tanavade and the party's general secretary (organisation) Satish Dhond had tested positive for the disease and both of them were being treated at the GMCH, located near here.
(This is a developing story. We'll give updates on the situation as we learn more.)