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Goa no longer remains a green zone after several COVID-19 positive cases reported in the state

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With 8 new cases reported in the state within just two days, Goa no longer remained in a green zone. Goa was the first state in India, declared as a Green Zone with no single case since 1st May. People from across the country became eager to enter into the state. Relaxation in the lockdown norms turned the tables and the first lot of positive case entered the state turning Goa into Orange Zone!

According to the reports, seven patients that include a truck drives from Gujarat, five members of a family of Goan origin and their driver who had travelled to the coastal state from Mumbai. The state health minister Mr Vishwajit Rane twitted on Thursday quoting that the Samples of seven suspected COVID-19 patients in Goa have tested positive for the disease.

Initially, all the seven positive cases were tested with the TrueNat test (rapid test) kit at the Goa border in Ponda from where the family entered Goa in their private car. However later on the samples of seven suspects, tested at the virology lab of the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital, which come out positive for the disease, Rane confirmed.

Goa Border Sealed
Goa Border was Sealed during the lockdown (Source)

All the seven people including three females were altered on shifted into the dedicated ward made in the hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The seven patients include five members of a family of Goan origin and their driver who had travelled to the coastal state from Mumbai, a senior health department official said.

There is a one-year-old girl amongst the family of five members is tested positive for Coronavirus, said the sources. The seventh person tested positive is a truck driver recently arrived from Gujarat for delivering goods, the official said.    

On May 1, Goa was declared as green zone after all the seven COVID-19 patients previously found in the state recovered. The state government had allowed resumption of most of the economic activities, including industries.

Source: The Print

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