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Lockdown guidelines to remain in force even after zero positive cases: CM

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Panaji: Goa government on Sunday announced that it has treated all the seven cases of COVID-19 positive reported in the state, bringing down the number of infected patients to zero.

State Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that all the seven patients who were tested positive for COVID-19 infection has been tested as negative.

State has set up dedicated COVID hospital to treat the patients.

Sawant said that out of seven patients, six had arrived in the state from abroad, while one was a brother of a positive patient.

He said that after their recovery, all the patients have been shifted to institutional quarantined facility where they will be monitored for few more days.

Since April 03, there has been no positive case reported in Goa during the testing of the samples. Goa has set up virology laboratory at Goa Medical College and Hospital.

He said that all the agencies including health department, police and others worked in tandem due to which the state government could get these results.

Sawant said that the state government will be writing to the centre informing that all the cases have been treated, with no fresh cases reported.

“It is for the centre to declare Goa as green zone. We will be informing them about the realities,” he said.

The chief minister said that though the number of positive cases have gone down to zero, the citizen need not come out on the streets.

“The restrictions during the lockdown period will continue. We will go as per the central government’s guidelines,” he said.

Meanwhile,State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane  said “ we are proud to announce that all the patients that were reported positive in the state of Goa have recovered from the COVID-19. The active number of cases in Goa now stands at zero.”

“While we currently do not have any active case in the state, it is our responsibility to keep in mind the importance of lockdown, maintain social distance increase the scope of testing and adhere to norms and guidelines issued by both central and state government,” he said.

“My deepest gratitude to our warriors, the excellent team of doctors headed by Dr Edwin at ESI hospital for working tirelessly to counter the menace of this deadly virus. Thankful to Chief minister Pramod Sawant, Chief Secretary Parimal Rai, Health Secretary Neela Mohanan for their continued support.”

 

As per government statistics, total 758 people were tested for suspected COVID-19 infection in the coastal state.

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