Goa is COVID-19 free!

Finally, we have a ray of hope in our lives, Goa has now become COVID-19 free! The last seven positive cases in the state turned negative on Sunday making Goa COVID-19 free.

The coastal State had a total of 7 positive cases, of whom six had travel history and one was the brother of a positive patient. On Sunday, the last of them tested negative, giving us good news.

The Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant announced this victory and said, “Goa is now COVID-19-free, all seven patients have tested negative. They will be quarantined at a government facility and later at home.”

With this Goa became the first green state in the country with no case of coronavirus being reported since April 3. Now it is up to the Centre to declare Goa as a green zone.

Even after this social distancing and lockdown rules will continue to apply in Goa.

Well, this is a happy moment for frontline workers. Dr. Sawant said that it was important to realize that this was no time for relaxing. Norms of social distancing and lockdown would have to be followed to maintain the status of ‘zero case state’.

The Chief Minister also stated that from 20th April the government would scrutinize reports of its three-day door to door citizen’s survey and decide on testing people for COVID-19 wherever it is necessary.

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

The Chief Minister said government offices would resume 100% work from Monday. “To ensure that we continue to remain a green zone State, social distancing will have to be maintained. State transport buses will ensure this while shifting government staff. Two-wheelers will have a single occupant and 1,000 thermal guns will be positioned at various places,” he said.

Whereas, State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane took to Twitter to share the good news and express his gratitude to all the doctors and frontline workers

758 people were tested for the virus in the coastal state. The state government has also set up a dedicated hospital to treat coronavirus patients.