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There was no community transmission from positive cases: Pramod Sawant

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Panaji: Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that there was no community transmission through the eight COVID-19 positive cases that were reported in the coastal state since last 48 hours.

After a span of more than a month, Goa reported eight fresh cases of COVID-19 patients, all of whom, had arrived in the state from outside.

Sawant told reporters on Thursday that there was no community transmission through these cases, as it includes a family who were tested positive when they were quarantined upon their arrival in the state from Mumbai.

“Truck driver who has tested positive had not interacted with many people, while eighth patient is a person who was working on a ship and   had arrived from Mumbai after being quarantined for 14 days,” he said.

The chief minister said that the person who was working on the ship had tested negative on May 01 after which he underwent 14 days quarantine.

“When he was tested again upon his arrival in Goa, he was tested positive,” Sawant said.

The chief minister said that there is no tranmission within the state as “all the cases are imported.”

Sawant said that the economic activities which has started in the state, will remain to function in the same way, unless Ministry of Home affairs advices otherwise.

Meanwhile, Sawant said that the state government has suggested that a train from Delhi to Trivendrum which will run on May 15 should not take a stop at Margao.

“There are 720 people who have booked the ticket on the train to get down at Goa. We have realized that hardly anyone of them is Goan,” chief minister said.

“We are concerned what will happen once they get down. We will have to conduct test on them. We will advice them home quarantine, but we are not sure that they will do that. That is why we have suggested that the train should skip Margao stop,” he said.

 

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