Panaji: Goa government on Friday has instructed North Goa district collector to declare Ghodemal ward in Sattari taluka as a containment zone after series of COVID-19 cases were reported from there.
State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that the government has instructed Collector to declare Ghodemol in Morlem village of Sattari taluka to be declared as a containment zone.
Goa has already declared Mangor Hill at Vasco at containment zone since last week after almost 200 people were found to be infected from that area.
On Friday, Rane issued a media statement with reference to an upsurge of cases in Ghodemal in Morlem Panchayat (in Sattari taluka).
“After a thorough discussion with Secretary Health, we have instructed the Collector (North) to declare Ghodemal as a containment One along with Kasarwada and Deulwada as Buffer zones as cases in the locality have increased beyond 14,” the Health Minister said.
“We have taken all necessary precautions to ensure daily supplies aren’t disrupted and all the health protocols are followed so that cases in these areas are under control,” he said.
“With the support of the Deputy Collector, we shall be conducting maximum number of tests and closely monitoring the situation. Our team is dedicated and committed to ensure safety of the people of Goa,” he added.