Due to a Sharpe raise in the Covid-19 cases in Kerala, the Goa government on Sunday made five-day quarantine mandatory for people, especially students and those coming for work purposes from the southern state.
Moreover, the Goa Govt has extended the state-level Covid-19 “curfew” by another week up to September 20 and a continuing ban on several activities, including casinos, in the coastal state.
In an order issued by the two district magistrates under Section 144 of the CrPC, “all students and employees coming from Kerala should be subjected to the institutional quarantine of five days.”
Other visitors from Kerala will have to mandatorily produce a negative RT-PCR test certificate and undergo home quarantine for five days, as per the order.
“The arrangement for quarantine of students will be done by the administrators/principals of the educational institutions. For the employees, it shall be done by the respective offices/ companies/firms,” the order reads.
“At the end of five days, they shall be tested by RT-PCR,” the order states.
”The constitutional functionaries, health care professionals, and their spouses, children below two years of age, those arriving to attend the death of a family member or medical emergency and passengers in transit from and to Kerala via any mode of transport are exempted from being quarantined,” the notification added.
Kerala on Sunday reported 20,240 fresh coronavirus cases and 67 deaths, which pushed the total infections in the state to 43,75,431 and the fatalities to 22,551, the state government said.
Goa’s COVID-19 tally on Sunday increased by 38 to reach 1,74,837, while one death took the toll to 3,217, an official said.