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Goa is now Coronavirus-free

Palolem beach, Goa (image source : wikimedia commons)

In Goa, the total reported number of seven COVID-19 cases are now Negative. However, according to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, precautions still need to be taken to avoid any further infections entering the state.

On 19th April, Sunday, Goa was declared to be COVID-19 free state in the country. According to the authorities, the restrictions on lockdown may get relaxed if there are no further cases in this week. The seven patients that have been tested negative will be moved to the Quarantine facilities. Upon final inspection, they will be allowed to go home. Until now, Goa has tested a total of 800 suspected cases for Coronavirus. This was indeed positive news for health workers of the state.

(Following is the latest report from Hindustan Times).



Chief Minister announced that the reports of the door-to-door survey done last week would be thoroughly examined. Also, people will get tested if there is any requirement to do so. The further decision on the lockdown restrictions will be reviewed by the Central Government authorities. Until then, the state borders will remain sealed. People entering the borders will be put in the quarantine facility.

The government offices have already been opened since Monday. Also, Public transport buses will be operational with rotating staff duties. Two-Wheeler vehicles should accommodate only one person. And 1000 thermal temperature guns will be positioned at various spots. The Chief Minister has also hinted towards the opening of Private businesses and Industries after permission from the authorities.

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