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New SOP announced, option of Home Quarantine with family without testing given

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Panaji:  The new Standard Operating Procedure,   which will be in force from June 11, makes it mandatory for the person to undergo 14 days Home Quarantine along with his family, if he prefers not to undergo the COVID-19 test.

Announcing the new SOP, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that those who opt for undergoing COVID-19 test after their arrival in Goa will have to wait in institutional quarantine, till their results are declared.

He also said that all those entering the state will have to go through thermal scanner and if found symptomatic, will be taken to quarantine facility and test would be conducted on him.

Sawant said that the new SOP was designed after the testing facilities were getting stressed due to increasing number of people arriving in the State.

Informing about the current status of COVID-19 patients, the chief minister said that till date 359 positive cases were detected in the state of which 67 have recovered.

“We have 292 cases which are active of which only 21 are symptomatic. None of the patient had to be put on ventilator,” he added.

Sawant said that except for three patients, rest all were Goans. “Of the total cases, 194 were from Mangor Hill area, which has been declared as a containment zone,” he added.

The chief minister said that eleven health workers who were working to curb the spread of COVID-19 have tested positive, while four drivers of state run Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited who were on duty have also tested positive for the infection.

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